|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 7/26/2016
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 07/26/16 a male patient (A), in his 50s, and another male patient (B), in his 30s, were involved in a physical altercation.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified the physician and the police department. Patient (A) verbally threatened patient (B) and lunged toward him. Patient (B) responded by striking patient (A) on the face. Staff intervened and separated the patients. Both patients had mental health diagnosis and a history of behavior problems which had been care planned. The patients were assessed and patient (A) was noted with redness and swelling to his right cheek area. No visible injury to patient (B). Both patients were placed on assault II precautions and monitored closely by staff.
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: 11/4/2016
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 11/22/2016