|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 2/2/2017
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 2/2/17 two male patients engaged in a physical altercation. Patient (B) was in his 60s and patient (A) was in his 20s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified the police. It was reported both patients were talking in the dining room and then started punching each other. With verbal direction, patient (B) stopped throwing punches and staff contained patient (A). Staff escorted patient (A) back to the unit and placed him under seclusion. Patient (B) walked back to the unit. Nursing assessed both patients and found patient (B) sustained a long abrasion with redness to his face and his left eye appeared irritated. First aid treatment was provided to patient (B) and x-ray results were negative for any facial fractures. No injuries were noted to patient (A). Patient (B) stated he told patient (A) to "eat right" which led to the assault. Assault II precautions and a peer restriction were implemented on both patients. They resided on separate wings of the unit and neither patient reported being fearful.
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: 4/11/2017
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 4/26/2017