|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 3/22/2016
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 03/22/16 male patient (A), in his 20s, and male patient (B), in his 50s, were involved in a physical altercation.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified the physician and the police department. Patient (A) entered patient (B's) room. Patient (A) began yelling at patient (B) telling him he was tired of patient (B) calling him names. Patient (B) asked patient (A) to leave and patient (A) raised his fists and swung at patient (B). The patients fell to the floor. Staff intervened. Patient (A) was escorted back to his room. The patients each had a history of behavior problems which had been care planned. The patients were assessed and patient (B) was noted to have several scratches to the left side of his face and neck which were cleaned and treated. Patient (A) was placed on assault II precautions.
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: 4/21/2016
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 5/4/2016