|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 5/14/2017
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 05/14/17 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 police department. Patient (B) was sitting in the day hall and patient (A) stood over him and struck him with a closed fist multiple times. Staff intervened and separated the patients. Patient (B) was assessed and noted to have a superficial cut under his left eye with swelling, a superficial abrasion on his right eyelid, and abrasions on his forehead. Neurological assessment was within normal limits. Both patients had a history of behavior problems. Patient (A) was placed on assault ll precautions and a peer restriction from patient (B). The patients were housed in separate wings of the unit.
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: 6/15/2017
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 6/27/2017