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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
Education:
BA (Psychology)
Colby College, 2000.
MD
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 intended 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, Song L, Roberts KE, Nadkarni VM, Priestley M, Paine CW, Zander M, Lutts M, Brady PW, Keren R.: Cost-benefit analysis of a medical emergency team in a children’s hospital. Pediatrics 134(2): 235-41, 2014.

Bonafide CP, Localio AR, Roberts KE, Nadkarni VM, Weirich CM, Keren R : Impact of rapid response system implementation on critical deterioration events in children. JAMA Pediatrics 168(1): 25-33, 2014.

Roberts KE, Bonafide CP, Weirich CM, Paciotti B, Tibbetts KM, Keren R, Barg FK, Holmes JH: Barriers to calling for urgent assistance that exist despite implementation of a comprehensive pediatric rapid response system. American Journal of Critical Care 23(3): 223-229, 2014.

Bonafide CP, Zander M, Graham CS, Weirich CM, Rock W, Rich A, Roberts KE, Fortino M, Nadkarni VM, Lin R, Keren R: Video methods for evaluating physiologic monitor alarms and alarm responses. Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology 48(3): 220-30, 2014.

Gálvez JA, Ahumada L, Simpao AF,Lin EE, Bonafide CP,Choudhry D, England WR, Jawad AF, Friedman D, Sesok-Pizzini DA, Rehman MA: Visual analytical tool for evaluation of 10-year perioperative transfusion practice at a children’s hospital. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 21(3): 529-34, 2014.

Bhalala US, Bonafide CP, Coletti CM, Rathmanner PE, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Witzke AK, Kasprzak MS, Zubrow MT: Correlations between first documented cardiac rhythms and preceding telemetry in patients with code blue events. Journal of Hospital Medicine 8(4): 225-8, 2013.

Huang EJ, Bonafide CP, Keren R, Nadkarni VM, Holmes JH: Medications associated with clinical deterioration in hospitalized children. Journal of Hospital Medicine 8(5): 254-60, 2013.

Bonafide CP, Holmes JH, Nadkarni VM, Lin R, Landis JR, Keren R: Development of a score to predict clinical deterioration in hospitalized children. Journal of Hospital Medicine 7(4): 345-9, 2012.

Bonafide CP, Roberts KE, Priestley MA, Tibbetts KM, Huang E, Nadkarni VM, Keren R: Development of a pragmatic measure for evaluating and optimizing rapid response systems. Pediatrics 129(4): e874-81, 2012.

Bhalala US, Bonafide CP, Coletti CM, Rathmanner PE, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Witzke AK, Kasprzak MS, Zubrow MT: Antecedent bradycardia and in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest mortality in telemetry-monitored patients outside the ICU. Resuscitation 83(9): 1106-10, 2012.

Bonafide CP, Brady PW, Keren R, Conway PH, Marsolo K, Daymont C: Development of heart and respiratory rate percentile curves for hospitalized children. Pediatrics 131(4): e1150-7, 2013 Notes: Evidence of impact: Curves have been integrated into pediatric observation and rapid response team triggering charts in 10 hospitals in the state of Victoria in Australia (work led by Sharon Kinney).

Bonafide CP, Roberts KE, Weirich CM, Paciotti B, Tibbetts KM, Keren R, Barg FK, Holmes JH: Beyond statistical prediction: Qualitative evaluation of the mechanisms by which pediatric early warning scores impact patient safety. Journal of Hospital Medicine 8(5): 248-53, 2013.

Paciotti B, Roberts KE, Tibbetts KM, Weirich C, Keren R, Barg FK, Holmes JH, Bonafide CP: Physician attitudes toward family-activated medical emergency teams for hospitalized children. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 40(4): 187-192, 2014.

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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