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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

Daymont C, Bonafide CP, Brady PW: Heart rates in hospitalized children by age and body temperature. Pediatrics 135(5): e1173-1181, 2015.

Karnik A, Bonafide CP: A framework for reducing alarm fatigue on pediatric inpatient units. Hospital Pediatrics 5(3): 160-163, 2015.

Bonafide CP, Lin R, Zander M, Sarkis Graham C, Paine CW, Rock W, Rich A, Roberts KE, Fortino M, Nadkarni VM, Localio AR, Keren R : Association between exposure to non-actionable physiologic monitor alarms and response time in a children’s hospital. Journal of Hospital Medicine 10(6): 345-351, 2015.

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.

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.

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, 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).

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Last updated: 09/20/2016
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