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In upper center of the image is a silhouetted heart that is gently falling into a "safety" net held by three human figures. 
The safety net is a representation of SAFE-Watch that provides timely follow-up care to Veterans who screen positive for suicide risk.

Suicide Assessment Follow-up Evaluation - Watch (SAFE-Watch)

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Formerly Suicide Risk Screen Follow-up Monitor (SRSFUM), SAFE-Watch supports suicide prevention as a top priority for Veteran's Health Administration (VHA)!
The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) identifies Veterans at high risk for suicide and the Comprehensive Suicide Risk Evaluation (CSRE) assesses that risk and help define the next step of care.
SAFE-Watch is a safety net to ensure the CSRE is completed timely and helps prevent the potentially high-risk Veteran from walking out the door!

This innovation is scaling widely with the support of national stakeholders. See more scaling innovations.

Adoptions:

22 successful, 1 in-progress

Awards and Recognition:

National HeRO Award, Recognized as the best practice and strength for our VISN by the VHA OMHSP team in their site visit., Diffusion of Excellence Promising Practice, VHA Shark Tan ... National HeRO Award, Recognized as the best practice and strength for our VISN by the VHA OMHSP team in their site visit., Diffusion of Excellence Promising Practice, VHA Shark Tank Winner

Partners:

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

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Metrics

  • Before full implementation of SAFE-Watch (Suicide Assessment Follow-up Evaluation - Watch) in VISN 15 of Suicide Risk Follow Up Monitor, the adherence for CSRE completion was 65% and VISN 15 ranked in the middle of all other VISNs. Following full implementation of all sites in VISN 15 (June 30, 2022); VISN 15 was the first to cross the 90% eCSRE1 Adherence Rate. VISN 15 continues to lead the nation in this metric. Project formerly known as Suicide Risk Screen Follow Up Monitor SRSFUM. (See Multimedia section below for VISN 15 Timeline Graph)

Diffusion tracker

Does not include Clinical Resource Hubs (CRH)

Statuses

AR: Fayetteville VA Medical Center (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
  • Started adoption on 01/2024.
AZ: Bob Stump Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Prescott)
  • Started adoption on 12/2023.
AZ: Tucson VA Medical Center (Tucson)
  • Started adoption on 06/2023, ended on 09/2023.
CA: Martinez VA Medical Center (Martinez)
  • Started adoption on 03/2024.
CA: Palo Alto VA Medical Center (Palo Alto, California)
  • Started adoption on 11/2023.
CA: Sacramento VA Medical Center (Sacramento)
  • Started adoption on 03/2024.
CA: West Los Angeles VA Medical Center (West Los Angeles)
  • Started adoption on 06/2023.
GA: Carl Vinson Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Dublin)
  • Started adoption on 11/2023.
IL: Marion VA Medical Center (Marion, Illinois)
  • Started adoption on 06/2022, ended on 09/2023.
KS: Colmery-O'Neil Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Topeka)
  • Started adoption on 05/2022, ended on 09/2023.
KS: Dwight D. Eisenhower Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Leavenworth)
  • Started adoption on 05/2022, ended on 09/2023.
KS: Robert J. Dole Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office Center (Wichita)
  • Started adoption on 05/2022, ended on 09/2023.
MA: Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center (Jamaica Plain)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
MO: Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Columbia, Missouri)
  • Started adoption on 05/2022, ended on 09/2023.
MO: John J. Cochran Veterans Hospital (St. Louis John Cochran)
  • Started adoption on 06/2022, ended on 09/2023.
MO: John J. Pershing Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Poplar Bluff)
  • Started adoption on 06/2022, ended on 09/2023.
MO: Kansas City VA Medical Center (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Started adoption on 05/2022, ended on 09/2023.
MT: Fort Harrison VA Medical Center (Fort Harrison)
  • Started adoption on 10/2023.
NV: Ioannis A. Lougaris Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Reno)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
NY: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Hospital (Montrose, New York)
  • Started adoption on 03/2023.
PA: Erie VA Medical Center (Erie)
  • Started adoption on 02/2024.
PA: Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center (Wilkes-Barre)
  • Started adoption on 01/2024.

There are no unsuccessful adoptions for this innovation.