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Respiratory Laboratory Services
Get it off your chest!
Respiratory diagnostic procedures can provide accurate and reliable results that will provide a realistic judgment on the patient clinical condition and underlying disease to help assure best treatment and measurable outcomes. Respiratory Laboratory working hours from Sunday – Thursday 0700-1600H to evaluate referred patients through different modalities of testing to best describe the presence or absence of a pulmonary disease. All to have an appointment in the Respiratory Lab you should be referred by your physician.
Diagnostics Services:
• Basic Pulmonary Function Test (Spirometry)
Complete Lung Assessment (Body Plethysmography)
• Carbon monoxide CO Diffusion Capacity
• Measuring Lung Volumes with the use of Helium Gas
• Airway Sensitivity Challenge (Methacholine challenge)
• 6-minuet-walk test
• Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test
• Bronchoscopy
Therapeutic Services:
• Pulmonary Rehabilitation
• Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
• Bronchoscopy

Respiratory General Care Services
Take it Easy and Breath On!
Respiratory Care Practitioners are available 24/7 to provide respiratory Care Support to patients suffering respiratory insufficiencies in all General Care Wards for all patient categories.
• Oxygen Therapy
• Airway Clearance & lung Hygiene
• Deep breathing training and chest expansion
• Aerosol & inhaled respiratory medications
• Tracheostomy Care & Weaning
• Non Invasive Ventilation
• Patient & Family Education
• Blood gas
• Overnight Pulse Oximetry
• portable pulmonary function testing

Respiratory Critical Care Services
We’ve Got your Lungs !
Respiratory Failure is an acute inability to maintain normal respiratory functions without ventilator assistance. Respiratory Support is indicated for wide range of patients in acute deterioration regardless of the level of acuity. Our highly trained Respiratory Care Practitioners are available 24/7 as a part of Critical Care Response Team to rush for critically ill patients as well as providing routine care to other patient in acute and chronic respiratory conditions as a part of ICU team.
• Mechanical Ventilation Support
• Part of CCRT – Critical Care Response Team
• Oxygen Therapy
• Airway Clearance & lung Hygiene
• Deep breathing training and chest expansion
• Aerosol & inhaled medications
• Tracheostomy Care & Weaning
• Patient & Family Education
• Blood gas & portable pulmonary function testing

Respiratory Emergency Services
We’re a shout away !
Respiratory Care Practitioners are a call away from any emergency need. We are available to provide support in different kind of codes and Emergencies.
• Critical Transport Team
• Emergency Response Team

Respiratory Sleep Lab Services:
Don’t Lose Any More Sleep!
Do you find yourself having trouble sleeping at night? Prolonged poor quality sleep can detract from your quality of life and poor sleep quality also can contribute to health problems such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and heart failure.
Sleep Disorder Testing & Treatment:
Testing is the first step in getting to the root of your sleep problem and often testing can be performed in the comfort of your own home to best accommodate your busy schedule. We even offer hotel based Sleep testing where you can enjoy all hotel amenities offered to hotel guests, including the fitness center and a free continental breakfast.
Our American registered sleep technologist, and specialists perform comprehensive testing and within 24 hours interpret the results of your test to prescribe the therapy best suited for your unique needs.
Sleep Conditions We Diagnose & Treat:
• Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)
• Insomnia
• Narcolepsy
• Obstructive sleep apnea
• Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
• Snoring
Patients should contact their physician for a referral and booking for testing and treatment. 

Respiratory Education Services
Educational services in Respiratory Care are continuously and constantly offering a variety of programs that made to provide you with a special activities and education.
Educational Services:
Patient and family education
Future professionals education
Organizing awareness days and teaching activities for both professionals and public
Hosting scientific symposium and courses.
Create and update respiratory related brochures.
Training Respiratory Care programs students and interns from Saudi Universities and Colleges.