A ketamine infusion clinic in Los Angeles, California has made history by becoming the first ketamine clinic to earn accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAASF). This is remarkable news for both ketamine infusion providers and patients looking for depression, suicidality, anxiety, other mood disorders, and chronic pain solutions.
While AAAASF accreditation is not a requirement, Dr. Steven L. Mandel says, “[ketamine infusion centers] are committed to going above and beyond to ensure the well-being of the individuals who trust us with their health and happiness.”
To earn accreditation, the L.A. ketamine clinic had to pass hundreds of criteria. Staff must be extensively trained in areas including:
- HIPAA compliance and data protection
- Medical and non-medical emergencies
- Basic life support
- Advanced cardiac life support
AAASF’s inspection of the clinic included:
- General environment
- Operating room environment, policy and procedures
- Recovery room environment, policy and procedures
- General safety in the facility
- Blood and medications
- Medical records
- Quality assessment and quality improvement
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) was established in 1980 to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in outpatient facilities, and assure the public that patient safety is top priority in an accredited facility. More than 2,200 outpatient facilities are accredited by AAAASF, one of the largest not-for-profit accrediting organizations in the United States. Surgeons, legislators, state and national health agencies and patients acknowledge that AAAASF sets the “gold standard” for quality patient care.
AAAASF programs include surgical, procedural, oral maxillofacial, international surgical and dental. AAAASF is also deemed by Medicare to accredit ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies, and rural health clinics.
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