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

Ruppel H, Funk M, Whittemore R, Wung S, Bonafide CP, Kennedy HP: Critical care nurses’ clinical reasoning about physiologic monitor alarm customization: an interpretive descriptive study. Journal of Clinical Nursing Page: [Epub ahead of print] April 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1111/jocn.14866.

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 Page: [Epub ahead of print] April 2019.

Masino AJ, Forsyth D, Nuske H, Herrington J, Pennington J, Kushleyeva Y, Bonafide CP: m-Health and autism: recognizing stress and anxiety with machine learning and wearables data. Proceedings of the IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems 2019 Notes: Conference Paper.

Winter MC, Kubis S, Bonafide CP : Beyond reporting early warning score sensitivity: the temporal relationship and clinical relevance of “true positive” alerts that precede critical deterioration. Journal of Hospital Medicine 14(3): 138-143, 2019.

Psihogios AM, Li Y, Butler E, Hamilton J, Daniel LC, Barakat LP, Bonafide CP, Schwartz LA: Text message responsivity in a two-way SMS pilot intervention with AYA survivors of cancer. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 7(4): e12547, 2019 Notes: doi:10.2196/12547.

Masino AJ, Harris MC, Forsyth D, Ostapenko S, Srinivasan L, Bonafide CP, Balamuth F, Schmatz M, Grundmeier RW: Machine learning models for early sepsis recognition in the neonatal intensive care unit using readily available electronic health record data. PLoS One 14(2): e0212665, 2019.

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 14(2): 75-82, 2019.

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.

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.

Ruppel H, Bonafide CP, Wung S, Funk M, Kennedy H, Whittemore R: Challenges of customizing electrocardiography alarms in intensive care units: a mixed methods study. Heart & Lung - The Journal of Acute and Critical Care 47(5): 502-508, 2018.

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Last updated: 04/23/2019
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