|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 3/15/2016
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 03/15/16 male patient (A), in his 20s, hit male patient (B), who was in his 20s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified the police and physician. Two male patients engaged in a verbal altercation which led to patient (A) hitting patient (B) in the mouth. Staff intervened and separated the patients. Nursing assessed patient (B) and he sustained a swollen lip with abrasions. First aid treatment was provided to patient (B) and he reported he was not fearful of patient (A). Assault II precautions were implemented on patient (A) for safety.
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: 4/14/2016
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 4/25/2016