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Arrhythmia and 12 Lead Interpretation Workshop

This 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


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 brief review of arrhythmia interpretation before this 12 Lead ECG Interpretation workshop. 

Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of this workshop. 

Schedule: May 7 & 9 | 5pm - 9:00 pm, Online

Format: Online Classroom

Fees: $130+HST. UWindsor alumni, staff and students are entitled to discounts. Contact for further details. 



Debbie Rickeard, DNP; CNE, CCRN, RN is an Experiential Learning Specialist and faculty member at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Nursing. She has a diverse clinical background in the areas of critical care, heart failure, cardiac transplant, and medical surgical nursing. Aside from 40 plus years of clinical practice, Debbie Rickeard has been a clinical educator and faculty at university, and college level as well as an education specialist with a focus on critical care at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Debbie began teaching at the University as a sessional instructor in the 1990's and became a full-time experiential learning specialist in 2010. Content areas taught include medical-surgical classes in the second and third year of the program, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, simulation, and a fourth-year transition into practice class.

Aside from teaching and practical experience, Debbie has been a Certified Critical Care Nurse through the AACN since 1996 and a Certified Nurse Educator through the National League for Nurses since 2012.

  • This program is eligible for the OSAP Micro-credential application (OSAPMC).
  • Participants must be registered into the program prior to applying for OSAPMC.
  • You now have the option to place a deposit during registration to secure your spot, which will provide documentation for you to submit an OSAPMC application.
    • Please note: Full payment must be made 1 week prior to the course start date regardless of OSAPMC approval.
  • In the event that OSAPMC is not approved, please email us at at least one 1 week prior to the course start date to request a refund.
  • Register for this program accordingly to allow ample time for your application to be processed. It takes approximately 10-15 business days for the OSAPMC application to be processed.
  • Learners will require access to a computer with high-speed internet access.

Brightspace Requirements

  • All course details can be accessed through Brightspace and Microsoft Teams. A link will be provided through email prior to the first day of class so that you will have access to all course resources.
  • Once you are accepted to this program, you will be given a UWinID and will be required to activate it in order to access Brightspace.
  • Please activate your UWinID as soon as possible. Your UWinID and password are needed to access Brightspace. If you have any issues, please contact
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