National Programs

  • Amputation Prevention Program:

We offer a comprehensive range of services for consulting, diagnosing and management of lower limbs critical ischemia. Our team provides unique; state of the art diagnostic as well as endovascular international services which can potentially save or limit the mutilating effect of amputations.  To set a standard of proper communication, educate local healthcare provider’s i.e.  Screen Patients for lower limbs ischemia diseases and proper referral after good initial evaluation to KFSHRC from Ministry of Health Hospital.

  • EEG - Neurophysiology Outreach Educational Activities:

The Section of Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurosciences is keen to establish Neurophysiology Outreach Educational Activity in collaboration with Health Outreach Services Department. It is on-site Workshop Training for outside physicians and technologists by KFSH&RC Neurophysiology staff. The teaching team will be one (1) Consultant and one (1) Technologist, visiting centers from different locations.

  • Fetal Therapy:

We offer a comprehensive range of services for screening, diagnosing, consulting and management of fetal abnormalities during pregnancy.  Our team provides unique medical services and potentially lifesaving therapies and treatment to the fetus.

  • Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) Relocation Program:

Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) training program was established by the Department of Medical Genetics- King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in collaboration with Health Outreach Services for Maternity and Children Hospitals (MCH) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 The main purpose of this program is to:

  1. Improve quality patient care by enhancing patients’ compliance and optimizing clinical outcome.
  2. Improve convenience and quality of life for these families and lessens impact of this lifelong treatment on their life.
  3. Standardize practice of ERT administration across Saudi Arabia based on evidence.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:

 HBOT - is a treatment that allows the patient to breathe of 100% oxygen under a pressure higher than atmospheric level by using a special pressurized vessel.Hyperbaric Oxygen Unit will work collaboratively with the hospital administration, medical staff, nursing and hospital, ancillary department to uphold the mission of the hospital. The unit will respect human dignity and strive to enhance the quality of life for all the eligible patients.

  • Quality and Patient Safety:

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Gen.Org) has been always a pioneer healthcare institution in several aspects. One of the areas this institution is advanced in is the Quality and Patient Safety structure and implementation. This strength has been reflected in the unique collection of the accreditations the hospital achieved and in various requests received from the Ministry of Health Hospitals for consultations and support in this area.  In view of the above and in order to fulfill the national obligation of the Quality Management of KFSH&RC, Health Outreach Services Department have been established a National Program to promote for Quality and Patient Safety among Health Outreach and other hospitals in the Kingdom.

  • Standardization of CT scan protocols:

The increase in radiation exposure due to CT scans has been of growing concern in recent years. CT scanners differ in their capabilities, and various indications require unique protocols, but there remains room for standardization and optimization. In this paper, the authors summarize approaches to reduce dose, as discussed in lectures constituting the first session of the 2013 UCSF Virtual Symposium on Radiation Safety and Computed Tomography. The experience of scanning at low dose in different body regions, for both diagnostic and interventional CT procedures, is addressed. An essential primary step is justifying the medical need for each scan. General guiding principles for reducing dose include tailoring a scan to a patient, minimizing scan length, use of tube current modulation and minimizing tube current, minimizing tube potential, iterative reconstruction, and periodic review of CT studies. Organized efforts for standardization have been spearheaded by professional societies such as the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Finally, all team members should demonstrate an awareness of the importance of minimizing dose.

Our aim is to apply state-of-the-art CT Scan protocols in every MOH local hospitals, in order to:

  1. Provide high quality CT Scan images to all patients within our country.
  2. Unify CT scan protocols.
  3. Enhance patients transfer to our hospital.
  4. Reduces unnecessary CT scan exams.
  5.  Avoid repeating CT scan exams by our hospital.
  6. Reduce unnecessary radiation exposure.
  7. Help diagnose referred cases in a better method and faster.
  8. Avoid undiagnosed cases.
  9. Transfer CT Scan images electronically attached to the original referred cases.
  • Neuro interventional:

Neuro Interventional Radiology subspecialty is a minimal invasive specialty has replaced many surgeries and became a vital component of any health care system.  In KSA the number of Neuro interventional radiology experts is still not up to appropriate working environment. Recently there has been tremendous development in establishment of new hospitals well equipped. 

It is a fact that there is extremely short of expert’s neuro an interventional radiologist in the kingdom as well as in the whole world.  We offer a comprehensive range of services for consulting, diagnosing and management of interventional radiology service.  Our team provides unique; state of the art diagnostic as well as endovascular neuro interventional services.

  • Pain Clinic Program:

The process of providing medical care that alleviates or reduces pain. Mild to moderate pain can usually be treated with analgesic medications, such as aspirin. For chronic or severe pain, opiates and other narcotics may be used, sometimes in concert with analgesics; with steroids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs when the pain is related to inflammation; or with antidepressants, which can potentiate some pain medications without raising the actual dose of the drug and which affect the brain's perception of pain. Narcotics carry with them the potential for side effects and addiction. However, the risk of addiction is not normally a concern in the care of terminal patients. For hospitalized patients with severe pain, devices for self-administration of narcotics are frequently used. Other procedures can also be useful in pain management programs. For bedridden patients, simply changing position regularly or using pillows to support a more comfortable posture can be effective. Massage, acupuncture, acupressure, and biofeedback have also shown some validity for increased pain control in some patients.  The Health Outreach Services Department in collaboration with Pain Clinic Department has been established two new Centers in the Eastern province - Dammam and Southern Province - Abha.