Active AAST Sponsored Surveys
The Critical Care Committee of the AAST would like to ask AAST members to participate in this SURVEY on consultation practices in the ICU. We estimate the survey will take between 10 – 15 minutes to complete.
The survey is voluntary, free, and anonymous, and will have no direct benefits to you. However, the information gained will potentially help us understand current practices in surgical critical care (SCC), the degree of alignment between SCC training and real-world practice, and possible gaps in contemporary SCC training and education.
We appreciate your time! If you have questions or would like to receive the combined results of the survey when available, please contact me.
Chris Michetti, MD
Chair, AAST Critical Care Committee
The discipline of global surgery encompasses the equitable and high-quality delivery of clinical services, research, education, and advocacy on behalf of those afflicted by surgical conditions worldwide. 90% of the burden of trauma is thought to occur in low and middle-income countries. The aim of this survey is to collect information on international global surgical partnerships with low and middle-income countries amongst the AAST membership. The purpose of this survey is to display results in a comprehensive, current, open-access database. This will ideally enable interested trainees and faculty interested in collaborative efforts in this field to more easily find and pursue opportunities, and enhance efforts to address trauma in LMICs. Our objective is to pair people and institutions representing AAST members with interested people and institutions in LMICs. We are grateful for your participation.
*Adapted from a survey created by Dr. Mamta Swaroop and Dr. Marissa Boaeck
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Active AAST Approved Surveys
We would like to invite you to take part in the Natural and/or Human-made Disaster (NHD) Survey. The aim of this study is to examine physician awareness of mental health resource available to them during and after NHDs. However, during this time physician mental health needs may be overlooked because they are expected to administer care to the surrounding population. As the number of NHDs increases globally due to the changing climate and rising political tensions, strong mental health support systems at hospitals will allow physicians to best recover from the trauma of NHDs and, at the same time, provide excellent care to patient populations.
This survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete. We appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to participate in this study. No personal identifiers are recorded, and all responses are confidential. Participating in the survey indicates the consent of participation.
Any questions can be directed to the PI, Natasha Sood, at email@example.com.
Please click the following link to begin the survey:
Natasha Sood, MPH
Robert Olympia, MD, FAAP
Joshua Hazelton, DO
Daniel George, MSc, PhDNew AAST Survey Policy!
Updated Surveying Members Policy
Approved December 2018
Only members can request to survey AAST Fellows. A revised policy was approved at the December 12, 2018 Board of Managers meeting. This survey request form MUST be submitted.
- Survey requests are sent to the AAST staff.
- Staff sends a survey request to the Secretary-Treasurer.
- The Secretary-Treasurer reviews the information and the survey and either 1) approve, 2) not approve or 3) approves with changes.
- If approved, the survey will be distributed twice: once in e-news/Cutting Edge and once by itself.
- If the member wishes the survey to go a third time, a review of the current survey’s schedule will be discussed with the member.
- If surveying the AAST membership and writing a manuscript, it must be submitted to the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery or Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open (TSACO) for first right of refusal. If JTACS or TSACO declines to publish, it can be published in a journal of members' choice.
- If surveying membership for a research project and abstract is developed, it must be submitted to AAST first (if the project is completed during the time of the AAST abstract system is open). If the survey is a collaboration between two societies, it must be submitted to one of the two societies' abstract systems.
- Only one independent survey will be distributed per month.
- Only completed forms will be reviewed.
- AAST does not provide email addresses. All surveys are distributed through the AAST.
For more information contact:
AAST Executive Director
312-202-5252 or 800-789-4006