The Intraoperative Behaviors Study Group at the University of Manitoba (with collaborating institutions the University of British Columbia, Washington University at St. Louis, and the University of Michigan) invites you to complete a survey concerning the intraoperative behaviors of health care professionals, including anesthesiologists, nurses, surgeons and O.R. techs.

The survey consists of two parts. Part I evaluates the frequency of different intraoperative behaviors as well as the perceived consequences of the behaviors. Part II assesses individuals’ responses to the behaviors. Each section will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

A pilot study from Canadian-only O.R.s, which received 1,300 responses, indicated that exposure to negative intraoperative behaviors is prevalent:

We are now seeking input from other English-speaking countries, including the U.S. The study is unique in that it examines the entire spectrum of negative behaviors, thus maximizing content validity. Responses are critical to examine, as they can exacerbate or truncate...

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