Christopher Bonafide, MD, MSCE

Core Faculty

Christopher P. Bonafide, MD, MSCE is a core faculty member in the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), an academic hospitalist in the Division of General Pediatrics at CHOP, and an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. His research focuses on discovering the best methods to identify deteriorating patients in the hospital, and the best mechanisms for responding to those patients. Numerous barriers exist in the ability for physicians and nurses to identify deteriorating patients, and one of these barriers is alarm fatigue from physiologic monitors. 

Dr. Bonafide is focused on finding the best tools available for identifying deteriorating children in the hospital and establishing effective solutions to the problem of alarm fatigue in hospital units. Current projects include using video to gain insights into alarm fatigue from patient monitors, and using safety huddles to identify alarm “hot spots” and take immediate steps to reduce unnecessary alarms. Dr. Bonafide has made important contributions in the area of rapid response systems and physiologic monitor alarm fatigue, and has developed an international reputation as an expert in hospital patient safety research.

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