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Arrhythmia and 12 Lead Interpretation Workshop

This full day workshop is designed for those who have experience in basic Lead II ECG interpretation and wish to learn how to analyze and interpret 12 lead ECGs. It will provide a refresher of arrhythmia interpretation and then will focus on the “need to know” subjects of 12 lead electrocardiography including basic electrophysiology, a framework for interpretation, a review of the normal 12 lead ECG, abnormalities and recognition of ECG changes seen in myocardial ischemia and infarction.

Topics include:

  • Arrhythmia Interpretation

  • Basics of the 12 lead ECG

  • Ischemic versus myocardial infarction patterns

  • Axis deviation and bundle branch blocks

  • Hypertrophy and electrolyte imbalances

Participants will:

  • Review the anatomy, physiology, and the conduction system of the heart.
  • Perform cardiac arrhythmia interpretation.
  • Explain the causes, significance, and treatment modalities of common arrhythmias.
  • Correlate the basics of electrocardiography with the anatomy and physiology of the conduction system of the heart
  • Demonstrate effective 12 lead ECG interpretation skills:
    • Identify ST segment elevation and/or depression in a variety of 12 lead ECG examples
    • Identify axis deviation, hemi-blocks, electrolyte imbalances, and left ventricular hypertrophy in a variety of 12 lead ECG examples
    • Explain posterior, right-side ECG placement in patients presenting with inferior wall injury or infarction on the associated 12 lead ECG

Prerequisites:

This program is designed for healthcare professionals or senior students (Nursing or Medical) who already have a basic understanding of arrhythmia interpretation and wish to learn more about 12 Lead ECG interpretation. There will be a review of arrhythmia interpretation in the morning, prior to the 12 Lead ECG Interpretation material.

When: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Where: University of Windsor

How: In-class, 8:30am to 5:00pm. Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of this workshop.

Cost: $120 +hst. UWindsor students and are eligible for a 10% discount. Contact continue@uwindsor.ca for the discount code to use at checkout.

Instructor:

Dr. Debbie Rickeard DNP, MSN, RN is a critical care nurse and educator with over 40 years experience in Ontario and Michigan.  She is highly regarded for her expertise in cardiac and critical care and has worked in intensive care nursing, cardiac transplant and heart failure management.  She holds a Certification in Critical Care (CCRN) and a Certification in Cardiovascular Nursing (CCN©).  Currently she is the Learning Specialist for the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Windsor. 

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