|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 2/16/2016
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 02/16/16 male patient (A), in his teens, punched male patient (B), who was in his teens.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified the hospital police and program directors. It was reported the patients were sitting together at a table, when patient (A) stood up and began punching patient (B) in the face with a closed fist. Staff placed patient (A) in a manual hold and then escorted him from the area. Patient (B) complained of pain to his left temporal area and left ear. Ice was applied to the area and Tylenol was administered for pain. Staff assisted both patients to participate in a successful mediation process which helped patient (B) feel safe. Patient (A) was moved to another treatment area and assault II precautions were implemented.
The Department reviewed the facility's report and supplemental documentation and found that the facility acted appropriately by reporting the occurrence, notifying the appropriate persons/agencies and conducting an investigation.
The Department will review this occurrence prior to the next survey.
Sent to Facility: 3/11/2016
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 3/22/2016