Teaching with Second Life®: Hemorrhage Management as an Example of a Process for Developing Simulations for Multiuser Virtual Environments

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This article describes the process used for developing a simulation in Second Life®, a multiuser virtual environment. The aim of the project was to increase our awareness and skills in using Second Life as a teaching medium and to teach postpartum hemorrhage management to undergraduate nursing students. The experience gained in this project is the result of a collaborative teaching effort between two university nursing programs. This article presents a summary of the key lessons learned from our project. These lessons include the importance of planning and adequate preparation to ensure a focus on learning, the need for orientation to Second Life, and the benefits of working collaboratively.