Chuback Vascular Laboratory in Paramus has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in vascular testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the areas of peripheral venous testing.
Accreditation by the IAC means that Chuback Vascular Laboratory has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to provide quality patient care in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process that includes detailed case study review.
IAC accreditation is a seal of approval that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of vascular testing. When scheduled for a vascular testing procedure, patients are encouraged to inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility where their examination will be performed and can learn more by visiting www.intersocietal.org/vascular/main/patients/htm.
IAC accreditation has support from the national medical societies related to vascular testing, which include physicians, technologists and sonographers. Accreditation is required in some states and regions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and by some private insurers. Patients, however, are encouraged by those in the medical community to remain vigilant in making sure that their vascular testing procedures are performed within accredited facilities, because for many it remains a voluntary process.
Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular diseases — disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the country, with nearly 800,000 new strokes occurring annually. Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. While these tests are helpful, there are many facets that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on vascular testing. The skill of the technologist performing the examination, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures are each critical to quality patient testing.