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Christopher Peter Bonafide, M.D., M.S.C.E.

Christopher Peter Bonafide, M.D., M.S.C.E.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of General Pediatrics
Suite 12NW80
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-2901
BA (Psychology)
Colby College, 2000.
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2004.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

My broad clinical research interest is evaluating the effectiveness and unintended consequences of systems designed to improve patient safety for hospitalized children.

Specific areas of focus include:
-Rapid Response Systems
-Medical Emergency Teams
-Early Warning Scores
-Physiologic Monitoring Systems
-Alarm Fatigue
-Electronic Health Records
-Mobile Health (mHealth) Interventions

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric hospital medicine

Description of Other Expertise

Clinical informatics

Selected Publications

MacMurchy M, Stemler S, Zander M, Bonafide CP: Acceptability, feasibility, and cost of using video to evaluate alarm fatigue. Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology Page: In press, Jan/Feb 2017.

Simpao A, Ahumada L, Galvez J, Bonafide C, Wartman E, England W, Lingappan A, Kilbaugh T, Rehman M: The timing and prevalence of intraoperative hypotension in infants undergoing laparoscopic pyloromyotomy at a tertiary pediatric hospital. Pediatric Anesthesia 27(1): 66-76, 2017.

Mohan S, Nandi D, Stephens P, M'Farrej M, Vogel RL, Bonafide C: Implementation of a clinical pathway for chest pain in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care In Press 2016.

Bonafide CP, Roland D, Brady PW: Rapid response systems 20 years later: new approaches, old challenges. JAMA Pediatrics in press, 2016.

Paine CW, Goel VV, Ely E, Stave CD, Stemler S, Zander M, Bonafide CP: Systematic review of physiologic monitor alarm characteristics and pragmatic interventions to reduce alarm frequency. Journal of Hospital Medicine 11(2): 136-44, 2016.

Jenssen BP, Shelov ED, Bonafide CP, Bernstein SL, Fiks AG, Bryant-Stephens T: Clinical decision support tool for parental tobacco treatment in hospitalized children. Applied Clinical Informatics 7(2): 399-411, 2016.

Niles D, Dewan M, Zebuhr C, Wolfe H, Bonafide CP, Sutton RM, DiLiberto MA, Boyle L, Napolitano N, Morgan RW, Stinson H, Leffelman J, Nishisaki A, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: A pragmatic checklist to identify pediatric ICU patients at risk for cardiac arrest or code bell activation. Resuscitation 99: 33-37, 2016.

Raymond TT, Bonafide CP, Praestgaard A, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Parshuram CS, Hunt EA; American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators.: Pediatric medical emergency team events and outcomes: a report of 3,647 events from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation Registry. Hospital Pediatrics 6(2): 57-64, 2016.

Schondelmeyer AC, Bonafide CP, Goel VV, Blake N, Cvach M, Sucharew H, Simmons JM, Brady PW: The Frequency of Physiologic Monitor Alarms in a Children’s Hospital. Journal of Hospital Medicine In Press, In Press 2016.

Bonafide CP, Lin R, Zander M, Sarkis Graham C, Paine CW, Rock W, Rich A, Roberts KE, Fortino M, Nadkarni VM, Localio AR, Keren R : Association between exposure to non-actionable physiologic monitor alarms and response time in a children’s hospital. Journal of Hospital Medicine 10(6): 345-351, 2015.

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Last updated: 12/30/2016
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