260. The Sweet Spot: Advancing Practice Through Partnerships, Interprofessional Education, and Simulation

Tuesday, October 29
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 118-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149627

The “sweet spot” is where different health professionals and students come together, recognize common ground, and strategically work together to address patient care needs. The sweet spot uses interprofessional education (IPE) and simulation experiences to advance all practices. This provides students the opportunity to practice realistic clinical scenarios in a safe, controlled environment, while also allowing them to foster partnerships and communicate openly with other health professionals–the “sweet spot.” Speakers include health professionals who incorporate a holistic approach with clients that includes nutrition education alongside physical therapy services will discuss strategies of empowering the use of nutrition in the practice of other health professions. Additionally, speakers experienced with incorporating the use of a Simulation Environment Teaching Hospital and telehealth in dietetic interns experiences will describe how IPE and simulation can assist the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) programs to incorporate the competencies related to Competency for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (CRDN).

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify commonalities in the scope of practice among health professionals and emphasize the importance of collaboration during formal education and in future practice.
  • Describe how IPE and simulation experiences enhance the “sweet spot” by identifying characteristics that interns and health professional students acquire through interactive teaching strategies.
  • Explore how IPE and simulation can assist ACEND programs to incorporate CRDN competencies and impact education to benefit healthcare professional student.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 1010 Career planning, Standards of Practice, Standards of Professional Performance, Scope of Dietetic Practice Framework
  • 6080 Training, coaching, and mentoring
  • 1070 Leadership, critical and strategic thinking

Performance Indicator:

  • 1.1.8 Adheres to the Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs.
  • 3.1.5 Seeks opportunities for, and actively engages in, mentoring and mentorship.
  • 4.1.1 Demonstrates effective problem solving and professional judgment to address a need.


  • Kathrin Eliot, PhD, RDN

    Assistant Professor

    The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

  • Speaker(s)

  • Patrick Berner, PT, DPT, RDN


    Fuel Physio

  • Kathryn Fakier, MS, RDN, CSO, LDN

    Director of Clinical Education, Dietetic Internship

    Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University