Power Hour Breakout

K4 — Using and Not Using Teamwork to Develop New Initiatives – a Skeptical Approach

Monday, September 17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: C170
Presentation CE Credits: 1

Guided by the very simple and basic idea that “we should do for all of our patients what we would do for our own children and family” over many years, many wrong turns and many roadblocks we have developed a stable, integrated nursing and physician vascular access service.
While we respected and made extensive use of available institutional improvement techniques and personnel, we found that much more was needed to effect long term cultural and operational change.
We re-discovered the principle that the bigger the change, the more likely it is to be conceived and led by a very small group of individuals often working outside the “system”.
During the journey, we became aware of the work of authors such as John Kotter – “What Leaders Really Do” , Jeffrey Pfeffer –“ Leadership BS” and Gordon MacKenzie – “Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace”. These ideas will be reviewed and illustrated with examples from our work.

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Neil D. Johnson, MB.BS., FRANZCR, M.Med

Interventional Radiologist
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Dr. Neil Johnson is an Australian trained pediatric interventional radiologist practicing at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital since 1991. As associate director of radiology he led one of the first filmless PACS implementations. He then became medical director of hospital information systems leading the implementation of an early institutional electronic medical information system, nationally recognized by the HIMSS Davies award. Dr. Johnson then became the first medical director of vascular access, working closely with physician and nurse leaders to integrate all PICC placement and maintenance under a single institutional team. He co-led an initiative to reduce injuries from peripheral I/V therapy, which has been widely adopted and is a co-leader in the peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation (PIVIE) collaborative with Solutions for Patient Safety.
When not working, he enjoys time with family including two grandchildren. He enjoys flying his little yellow airplane, playing piano, reading and travel.


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