sounds like a wonderful team leader.
when you have collected yourself, how about a 1:1 w/team leader's boss?
or, a letter/incident report, detailing everything that happened during surgery, resulting in near catastrophic consequences?
yes, i fully understand that we place ourselves in a precarious position when/if we dare to speak up.
but if you feel you cannot share your concerns w/those who need to be involved, then clearly, it's time to look elsewhere.
even compiling a few signatures from surgeons, coworkers, would be extremely helpful.
anticipating a forthcoming surgery and ensuring it will be fully staffed, is another way to approach this.
but your team leader's behavior was deplorable, and has no business in holding such a responsible position.
let us know what happens.:icon_hug: