|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 7/31/2016
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 07/31/16 a male patient (A), in his 50s, physically attacked another male patient (B), in his 30s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified the physician and the police department. Patient (A) had been assigned one-to-one supervision and lunged around the staff member providing the supervision and another staff member and attacked patient (B). Patient (A) had an increase in psychotic symptoms and appeared focused on patient (B). Both patients had mental health diagnosis and a history of behavior problems which had been care planned. The patients were assessed and patient (A) sustained a scratch and no injuries noted to patient (B). Patient (A) was moved to another unit away from 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: 11/7/2016
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 11/22/2016