|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 3/19/2017
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 03/19/17 male patient (A), in his 20s, hit male patient (B) numerous times. Patient (B) was in his 40s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified the police and physician. Patient (B) began to argue with patient (A) about the way he talked to people. Patient (B) clenched his fists and postured as if he was going to strike patient (A). Patient (A) punched patient (B) in the forehead causing him to fall to the floor. Patient (A) then jumped on patient (B)'s back and continued to hit him. Staff intervened and placed patient (A) in a manual hold and escorted him to locked door seclusion. Resident (B) refused an assessment. Resident (A) was placed on assault precautions. Patient (B) did not press charges against patient (A). Patient (A) was scheduled to return to jail the week of the occurrence.
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 and agencies and conducting an investigation.
The Department will review this occurrence prior to the next survey. The summary findings were based on the information provided by the facility at the time of the Department review.
Sent to Facility: 5/11/2017
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 5/23/2017