Vein Center Accreditations
Along with our current accreditation in Vascular Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute has been granted the accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vein Center in the area of Superficial Venous Treatment and Management! Although the IAC has been accrediting vascular testing facilities since 1991, in 2014 the IAC launched a new program to accredit vein centers performing sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, saphenous vein ablation, and wound care. The accreditation process comprehensively evaluates a facility’s daily operation, with quality determined by compliance with the IAC Standards for Vein Center Accreditation: Superficial Venous Evaluation and Management. These standards represent the minimum requirements for staff qualification, training, resources, and outcomes that a facility must meet to become accredited, and are based on published guidelines of 11 sponsoring professional medical societies.
There are many factors that contribute to positive patient outcome in the field of vein disease diagnosis, treatment, and management, including the training and experience of the vein specialist, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure. IAC provides a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and dedication to continuous improvement.
At this time, there are fewer than 150 vein centers nationally accredited by the IAC in Vein Center in the area of Superficial Venous Treatment and Management, including Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the vein center’s processes and procedures have been carefully evaluated by medical experts in the field of treatment and management of superficial venous disorders. When scheduling a vein treatment procedure, patients are encouraged to inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility where the treatment will be performed. IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to superficial venous disorders, which include physicians, physician extenders, nurses and ultrasound technologists.
In addition to obtaining vascular testing and vein center accreditations, Dr. Cutchen is a Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS), a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), and a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) – credentials that give him the skills and knowledge to perform vascular ultrasound in the diagnosis of vein disease and accurately interpret the test results in the determination of most optimal treatment protocol.