Christopher P. Bonafide, MD, MSCE

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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
Office 12NW80
3401 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, Ferro DF, Orenstein EW, Jamison DT, Lavanchy C, Foglia EE: Accuracy of pulse oximetry-based home baby monitors. JAMA 320(7): 717-719, August 2018.

Orenstein EW, Rasooly IR, Mai MV, Dziorny AC, Phillips W, Utidjian L, Luberti A, Posner J, Tenney-Soeiro R, Bonafide CP: Influence of simulation on electronic health record use patterns among pediatric residents. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association [Epub ahead of print], August 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy105.

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 [Epub ahead of print], July 2018.

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.

Shelov E, Muthu N, Wolfe H, Traynor D, Craig N, Bonafide C, Nadkarni V, Davis D, Dewan M: Design and implementation of a pediatric ICU acuity scoring tool as clinical decision support. Applied Clinical Informatics 9(1): 576–587, 2018.

Markham JL, Richardson T, Hall M, Bonafide CP, Williams DJ, Auger KA, Wilson KM, Shah SS, on behalf of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network: Association of weekend admission and weekend discharge with length of stay and 30-day readmission in children’s hospitals. Journal of Hospital Medicine In press, 2018.

Schondelmeyer AC, Brady PW, Goel VV, Cvach M, Blake N, Mangeot C, Bonafide CP: Physiologic monitor alarm rates at 5 children’s hospitals. Journal of Hospital Medicine 13(6): 396-398, 2018.

Nguyen H, Jang S, Ivanov R, Bonafide CP, Weimer J, Lee I: Reducing pulse oximetry false alarms without missing life-threatening events. Smart Health 9: 287-296, 2018 Notes:

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(1): 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.

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