Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles is the First to Earn AAAASF Accreditation for Patient Safety
June 7—Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, the country’s leading provider of IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy, is officially the first and only ketamine clinic to earn accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), setting a new, higher safety standard for patients seeking ketamine treatment for depression, suicidality, anxiety, other mood disorders, and chronic pain.
“The comfort and safety of our patients is our primary focus,” says Dr. Steven L. Mandel, founder of Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles. “In our industry, AAAASF accreditation is not a requirement, however, we are committed to going above and beyond to ensure the well-being of the individuals who trust us with their health and happiness. Today, we are extremely proud to distinguish our clinic as the first and only ketamine clinic with AAAASF accreditation.”
AAAASF celebrates 38 years of promoting the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting (office-based or outpatient), as well as rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies and rural health clinics.
To earn accreditation, Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles passed inspection on literally hundreds of important criteria concerning patient safety. If a facility fails to meet any standard, it must correct the deficiency or risk denial or loss of accreditation. Staff must be extensively trained in a wide variety of areas including: HIPAA compliance and data protection, medical and non-medical emergencies, customer service, and more. All staff are Basic Life Support (BLS) certified and all medical staff are Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified.
AAAASF facility surveyors, who are also board-certified medical specialists, performed a thorough and complete facility inspection of the clinic, which included a formal, multifactorial survey of the following categories:
- 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
Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles achieved 100 percent compliance with all accreditation standards.
For more information, please visit https://www.ketamineclinics.com.