Bala G Nair

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Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Feedback mechanisms including real-time electronic alerts to achieve near 100% timely prophylactic antibiotic administration in surgical cases
    Bala G Nair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Anesth Analg 111:1293-300. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Automated electronic reminders to improve redosing of antibiotics during surgical cases: comparison of two approaches
    Bala G Nair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 12:57-63. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Improving documentation of a beta-blocker quality measure through an anesthesia information management system and real-time notification of documentation errors
    Bala G Nair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 38:283-8. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The Effect of Intraoperative Blood Glucose Management on Postoperative Blood Glucose Levels in Noncardiac Surgery Patients
    Bala G Nair
    From the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Department of Anesthesiology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington The Mountain Whisper Light Statistics LLC, Seattle, Washington and Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
    Anesth Analg 122:893-902. 2016
  5. doi request reprint Smart Anesthesia Managerâ„¢ (SAM)--a real-time decision support system for anesthesia care during surgery
    Bala G Nair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 60:207-10. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Near real-time notification of gaps in cuff blood pressure recordings for improved patient monitoring
    Bala G Nair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, BB 1469 Health Sciences Bldg, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Mail Box 356540, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Clin Monit Comput 27:265-71. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Reducing wastage of inhalation anesthetics using real-time decision support to notify of excessive fresh gas flow
    Bala G Nair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Anesthesiology 118:874-84. 2013

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Publications7

  1. doi request reprint Feedback mechanisms including real-time electronic alerts to achieve near 100% timely prophylactic antibiotic administration in surgical cases
    Bala G Nair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Anesth Analg 111:1293-300. 2010
    ..However, this often becomes a difficult task for the anesthesia team during the busy part of a case when the patient is being anesthetized...
  2. doi request reprint Automated electronic reminders to improve redosing of antibiotics during surgical cases: comparison of two approaches
    Bala G Nair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 12:57-63. 2011
    ..We explored the efficacy of two types of electronic reminders to aid the anesthesia team in performing timely antibiotic re-doses...
  3. ncbi request reprint Improving documentation of a beta-blocker quality measure through an anesthesia information management system and real-time notification of documentation errors
    Bala G Nair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 38:283-8. 2012
    ..For this measure to be considered successful, name, date, and time of the perioperative beta-blocker must be documented. Alternately, if the beta-blocker is not given, the medical reason for not administering must be documented...
  4. doi request reprint The Effect of Intraoperative Blood Glucose Management on Postoperative Blood Glucose Levels in Noncardiac Surgery Patients
    Bala G Nair
    From the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Department of Anesthesiology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington The Mountain Whisper Light Statistics LLC, Seattle, Washington and Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
    Anesth Analg 122:893-902. 2016
    ..Postoperative hyperglycemia has been associated with poor surgical outcome. The effect of intraoperative glucose management on postoperative glucose levels and the optimal glycemic threshold for initiating insulin are currently unknown...
  5. doi request reprint Smart Anesthesia Managerâ„¢ (SAM)--a real-time decision support system for anesthesia care during surgery
    Bala G Nair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 60:207-10. 2013
    ..Additional billing charge capture of invasive lines procedures worth $144,732 per year and 1,200 compliant records were achieved with SAM. SAM was also able to reduce wastage of inhalation anesthetic agents worth $120,168 per year...
  6. doi request reprint Near real-time notification of gaps in cuff blood pressure recordings for improved patient monitoring
    Bala G Nair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, BB 1469 Health Sciences Bldg, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Mail Box 356540, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Clin Monit Comput 27:265-71. 2013
    ..However, the frequency of gaps <15 min could not be reduced using the current configuration of SAM...
  7. doi request reprint Reducing wastage of inhalation anesthetics using real-time decision support to notify of excessive fresh gas flow
    Bala G Nair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Anesthesiology 118:874-84. 2013
    ..In this study the authors describe the use of a real-time decision support tool to reduce excess FGF to lower, less wasteful levels...