|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 6/22/2016
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 06/22/16 male patient (A), who was in his 30s, physically assaulted another male patient (B), who was in his 20s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified the police and physician. As patient (A) stood up, he tripped over patient (B). Patient (A) then began punching and striking patient (B) multiple times. Staff intervened and separated the residents. Patient (A) was removed to the seclusion room to settle down. Nursing assessed patient (B) and he complained of pain to his left arm. Medications were administered for pain and no further treatment was required. Assault II precautions were implemented on patient (A). The patients resided on separate units. In addition, patient (A)'s medical provider was reviewing the medications for any needed adjustments as patient (A) stated the voices told him to hit patient (B).
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: 9/20/2016
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 9/30/2016