|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 5/12/2017
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 05/12/17 a male patient (A), in his 20s, struck another male patient (B), also in his 20s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified the physician and the police department. Patient (B) was seated at the pay phone talking. Patient (A) ran across the room and punched patient (B) with a closed fist. Staff placed patient (A) in a manual hold and unit officers escorted patient (B) to a safe area. Patient (A) stated that patient (B) had been getting on his nerves. Staff escorted patient (A) to a locked door seclusion room. Patient (B) was assessed and noted to have a raised area on the back of his head. Vital signs and neurological checks were completed. Both patients had a mental health diagnosis and a history of behavior problems which had been care planned. Patient (B) stated he was not fearful of patient (A). Patient (A) was placed on assault ll precautions and he agreed to take his prescribed medications. Staff will monitor the patients closely.
In accordance with Colorado Revised Statute 25-1-124, the Department conducted an off-site investigation of this reportable event and investigative findings submitted by the facility. This public summary is based on information provided by the facility to the Occurrence Section of the Department and is accurate and complete at this time. Prior to the next onsite investigation of the facility, this occurrence will be reviewed.
The facility has fulfilled their reporting obligations and no deficiencies were cited.
Sent to Facility: 6/13/2017
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 6/23/2017