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About Us: Divisions: Inhalation Therapy

The mission of the Inhalation Therapy Division at AUBMC is to continually strive to provide state-of-the-art and comprehensive respiratory care services for patients of all ages from newborns to geriatrics, with full respect to the dignity of the patient, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes or the nature of the health problems.

The Inhalation Therapy Division at AUBMC provides the highest quality of comprehensive and up-to-date respiratory care services.

Division Values
Our values are to continuously improve the:
  • quality
  • efficiency
  • timeliness
  • cost-effectiveness
  • professional standards
  • ethical treatment
  • patient education

Director's Letter
Inhalation therapy is both a scientific and a clinical discipline. The full range of respiratory care services is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The division provides a full range of services in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases which are not limited to the fundamental mechanical ventilation and oxygen and humidity therapies. The staff perform arterial punctures and blood gas analyses. They are involved in emergency situations by performing endotracheal intubation, a life saving intervention, during resuscitation efforts. Inhalation therapists are key members in the transport of critically ill patients from/to the critical care areas.

The Inhalation Therapy Division at AUBMC remains to be the leader in the country and the region in using state-of-the-art therapies and medical technologies in the field of respiratory care. The division is provides advanced therapeutic and diagnostic modalities such as heliox and nitric oxide therapies, high frequency oscillatory ventilation, non-invasive mechanical ventilation and indirect calorimetry for a multitude of diseases entities and for all patient ranges (neonates, pediatrics and adults).

Activities in the division are not only limited to clinical work and include teaching and research. Manuscripts related to the practices of intensive care and respiratory care medicine are continuously submitted for publication in peer-reviewed international medical journals.

Our major strength remains the staff of the division. They consistently show high levels of professionalism, dedication and commitment.

Department of Anesthesiology American University of Beirut Medical Center