AAAASF to host Surveyor Training during Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress 2020
The executive leadership of AAAASF to be part of the congress
to express their support and commitment
Dubai, United Arabic Emirates, 17 January 2020: The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), under the guidance and patronage of its executive leadership, will be hosting a Surveyor Training course at the Raffles Dubai on 16 January from 2 to 6 pm, in conjunction with the upcoming Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress 2020 scheduled on 16 – 18 January 2020.
(Left to the right) Dr. Gary Brownstein Chairman of the Board, Dr. Samir Shureih, Vice President of Quality, and Thomas Terranova, Executive Director.
The Surveyor Training course will be shedding light upon the methodologies, philosophies and mechanics of conducting a survey, in addition to the various areas of clinical operations and documentation requirements that are integral to conducting a survey.
The Surveyor Training course is one way AAAASF proactively teaches facilities and professionals about the requirements of accreditation to makes the process a seamless and stress-free experience. AAAASF’s collaborative effort to introduce the training courses to medical practitioners a step towards ensuring that a surveyor is well-informed and adequately qualified to perform surveys that have an impact on the quality standards of facility and patient safety.
The executive leadership of AAAASF expected to participate in the event are Gary Brownstein, MD, CEO of Accreditation, Samir Shureih, MD, VP of Quality Assurance and Tom Terranova, JD MA MBA, Executive Director.
AAAASF’s leadership remains committed to share knowledge and extend support to the medical centers in the UAE, echoing the UAE Vision 2021. AAAASF’s support for the initiatives by Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory, and the Ministry of Health and Prevention is a testament to its dedication towards strengthening partnerships with government authorities.
The Surveyor Training is open for Dentists and Physicians from all specialties. The candidates interested in attending the Surveyor Training are required to submit the online registration form available on the AAAASF website.
The 3-day annual event, Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress 2020, is expected to attract more than 500 visitors and participants from 25 countries while also bringing together over 20 international expert speakers from around the world.
AAAASF strives for the highest standards of excellence for its facilities by regularly updating its requirements for patient safety and quality of care, while requiring facilities to continually self-assess and evolve. Facility quality improvement plans must include identifying and correcting deficiencies cited during the facility’s annual inspection. This shows that the facility is taking their feedback into account.
AAAASF also requires facilities to collect and report on patient safety data from a number of cases each quarter, and mandates facility meetings to peer review cases throughout the year.
Through these measures, AAAASF aims to improve the performance and quality of the facilities it accredits, while also ensuring the standards are maintained.
AAAASF was established in 1980 to standardize and improve the quality of health care in outpatient facilities. AAAASF accredits thousands of facilities world-wide. Physicians, clinicians, legislators, state/federal health agencies, and patients acknowledge that AAAASF sets the ‘Gold Standard in Accreditation’.