Webinar "INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation Operations"


Join presenters Jesika Gavilanes and Dr Scott Crawford for a webinar on Monday April 23 at 12.30pm PST

Simulation operations includes tasks related to administration, capital and human resources and finances. The purpose of this presentation is to share best practices regarding infrastructure, people and processes necessary for simulation center operations described in the INACSL Standard of Best Practices.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Introduce the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation Operations
  • Describe the process used to develop the standard
  • Discuss implementation issues simulation centers may face

You can read the full Simulation Operations Standard here.

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About the presenters:

Jesika Gavilanes 

Jesika is the Director of Operations for OHSU Simulation at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building. The 20,000 square foot facility runs high-fidelity manikin based simulations, standardized patients, procedural, and clinical skills training. Jesika also serves as the Associate Director for the Surgical simulation center at OHSU. 

Jesika is currently the chair of the Oregon Simulation Alliance, which is a statewide non-profit agency that collaborates with simulation facilities across the state of Oregon. She develops policies and procedures in relation to simulation and clinical skills training including: scheduling, utilization data reporting, equipment maintenance and space utilization to name a few. Jesika has been involved with simulation facilities across the country assisting with logistics, operations and simulation implementation. She is a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.


Dr Scott Crawford

Scott is the past president of SimGHOSTS and currently serves on the Board of Directors in the Treasurer role. Scott is a physician in the emergency department at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas where he provides resident education and supervision through the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is involved with the instruction and operation of the simulation and training center for graduate medical education working with simulation and scenario design; with a specific interest in designing and implementing technological innovations to aid in education and learning. Scott has recently written an editorial on Standards for BMJ Simulation Technology Education and Learning "ASPiH standards for simulation-based education: process of consultation, design and implementation". You can find our more about it here.