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

Figueroa-Phillips LM, Bonafide CP, Coffin SE, Ross ME, Guevara JP: Development of a Clinical Prediction Model for Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection in Children Presenting to the Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care In press, 2018.

Daymont C, Balamuth F, Scott HF, Bonafide CP, Brady PW, Depinet H, Alpern ER: Elevated heart rate and risk of revisit with admission in pediatric emergency patients. Pediatric Emergency Care In press, 2018.

Lautz AJ, Martin KC, Nishisaki A, Bonafide CP, Hales RL, Hunt EA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM, Boyer DL: Focused training for the handover of critical patient information during simulated pediatric emergencies. Hospital Pediatrics 8: 227-231, 2018.

Bonafide CP, Localio AR, Stemler S, Ahumada L, Dewan M, Ely E, Keren R: Safety huddle intervention for reducing physiologic monitor alarms: a hybrid effectiveness-implementation cluster randomized trial. Journal of Hospital Medicine In press, 2018.

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.

Winters BD, Cvach M, Bonafide CP, Konkani A, Hu X, O'Connor MF, Rothschild JM, Selby NM, Pelter MM, McLean B, Kane-Gill SL: Technological distractions (Part 2): A summary of approaches to manage clinical alarms with intent to reduce alarm fatigue. Critical Care Medicine Page: In Press, 2017.

Kane-Gill SL, O’Connor MF, Rothschild JM, Selby NM, McLean B, Bonafide CP, Cvach MM, Hu X, Konkani A, Pelter MM, Winters BD: Technological distractions (Part 1): A summary of approaches to manage alert quantity with intent to reduce alert fatigue and suggestions for alert fatigue metrics Critical Care Medicine 45(9): 1481–1488, 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 12(8): 652-657, 2017.

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 171(6): 524-531, 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.

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