In AAAASF accredited facilities, Patient Safety is First!
It is the mission of the Wave Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Laser Center to develop and implement standards of excellence to ensure the highest quality of patient safety through an accreditation program. Our Accredited facilities and clinics have been inspected and have met 100% of the standards set by AAAASF for Accreditation. Modern surgery and anesthesia have reached new heights in safety and new, less invasive procedures have been developed. AAAASF accreditation assures our patients that our facilities have proper credentials and follow the strict requirements for safeguards that have been set! The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) was established in 1980. Its primary mission is to ensure the highest quality patient care in the ambulatory surgery setting.
AAAASF is unique among accrediting agencies in protecting patients in an office-based surgery (OBS) setting:
– Requires surgeons to have hospital privileges for any procedure that is performed. – Requires the use of Anesthesia professionals for deeper levels of anesthesia. – Requires safe surgical environment, equipment, drugs, etc. through specific standards. – Holds OBS to Hospital standards. – Requires peer review (peer oversight) and tracks data (complications, mortalities, etc. with extensive data covering over 2 million procedures). Today, with more than 2000 accredited outpatient facilities, the not-for-profit AAAASF is the largest accrediting organization of its kind in the nation.
Setting the Standard for Quality Patient Care
These days, there is more to having surgery than just selecting your surgeon. AAAASF has designed an accrediting program to help provide patients with the assurance of safety and quality in all aspects of their outpatient surgery experience. To achieve this goal, every AAAASF-accredited ambulatory surgery facility must meet stringent national standards for equipment, operating room safety, personnel and surgeon credentials. The experts at AAAASF know that maintaining safety and quality in the ambulatory surgery facility is a dynamic process, requiring constant review and revision of standards to reflect the current state-of-the-art. As the leading accrediting organization, AAAASF has developed the systems to effectively monitor and implement the latest advances in outpatient care delivery advances that directly benefit patients.