Applied Research ProjectsUsing Multiple-Patient Simulations to Facilitate Interprofessional Communication Between Dietetic and Nursing Students and Improve Nutrition Care Process SkillsGibbs, Heather PhD, RD, LD; George, Katie MS, RD; Barkley, Rachel MS, RD, LD; Meyer, Mary PhD, RNAuthor Information University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas (Dr Gibbs, Ms George, Ms Barkley, and Dr Meyer). Correspondence: Heather Gibbs, PhD, RD, LD, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center, Mail Stop 4013, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160 ([email protected]). Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: July/September 2015 - Volume 30 - Issue 3 - p 230-238 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000044 Buy Metrics Abstract This article presents the design and evaluation of an interprofessional multiple-patient simulation between nursing and graduate dietetic students. Dietetic students' completed surveys were observed, scored, and debriefed during 3 patient simulations, and submitted plans of care. Fifteen of the 16 students agreed that the simulation enhanced interprofessional communication skills. Plans of care improved after debriefings, and 37 of the 39 nursing students who completed the simulation with dietetic students said the experience helped them learn the dietitian's role. Interprofessional simulations provide a practice opportunity for students to deliver clinical care in a safe setting. Debriefing is formative in improving nutrition care process skill. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.