|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 12/27/2016
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 12/27/16 male patient (A), in his 20s, allegedly assaulted another male patient (B), who was in his 30s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified the police and physician. It was reported patient (A) attacked patient (B) by trying to kick him and hitting him. Staff sounded the duress alarm and hospital police were able to separate the patients. Nursing assessed patient (B) who sustained an abrasion to his forearm and face. First aid treatment was provided to patient (B). Patient (A) was moved to a different unit and assault II precautions implemented. Staff would continue monitoring both patients closely.
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 summary findings were based on facility information provided to the department at the time of review.
The Department will review this occurrence prior to the next survey.
Sent to Facility: 3/30/2017
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 4/10/2017