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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

Bonafide CP, Localio AR, Holmes JH, Nadkarni VM, Stemler S, MacMurchy M, Zander M, Roberts KE, Lin R, Keren R: Video analysis of factors associated with response time to physiologic monitor alarms in a children’s hospital. JAMA Pediatrics [Epub ahead of print], April 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.

Bonafide CP, Jamison DT, Foglia EE: The Emerging Market of Smartphone-Integrated Infant Physiologic Monitors. JAMA 317(4): 353-354, 2017.

Dewan M, Wolfe H, Lin R, Ware E, Weiss M, Song L, MacMurchy M, Davis D, Bonafide CP: Impact of a safety huddle-based intervention on monitor alarm rates in low acuity pediatric intensive care unit patients. Journal of Hospital Medicine In press, 2017.

MacMurchy M, Stemler S, Zander M, Bonafide CP: Acceptability, feasibility, and cost of using video to evaluate alarm fatigue. Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology 51(1): 25-33, 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.

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.

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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