On Demand Spine CME

On Demand Spine CME

The On Demand Spine CME Module provides an ongoing forum for physicians and allied health professionals to enhance their diagnostic, clinical, and treatment skills of patients with Spine Disorders.  Participants who review the modules may take a brief online quiz, and upon passing the test, may immediately print their CME certificate.

Course Description

Course Goal

The goal of the series is not only to teach best practices, but to actively involve medical, nursing and therapy staff in improving patient care.

Target Audience

This activity is targeted to health-care professionals specializing in physiatry, occupational medicine, sports medicine and pain medicine as well as surgeons, non surgical spine physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, students and administrative staff.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Describe treatment options for a variety of spine disorders which are commonly seen at the Swedish Spine Program
  • Compare and contrast technological options

Individual learning objectives are provided for each session and are listed in the activity catalog.

Planning Committee

Peter C. Nora, M.D., FACS
Disclosure: None

Glen David, M.D.
Disclosure: None

David Hanscom, M.D.
Disclosure: None

John Hsiang, M.D.
Disclosure: None

Sarah Jost Fouke, M.D.
Disclosure: None

Rod Oskouian, M.D.
Disclosure: Consultant: NuVasive, Stryker, DePuy, GLobus; Grant/Research Support: NuVasive, Stryker; Other: Globus, NuVasive, Stryker

Jessica Martinson, M.S.
Disclosure: None

Alexis Takasumi
Disclosure: None

Commercial Support

No commercial support was used in the development of this CME learning activity.



Accreditation with Commendation

Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Swedish Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 150 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The number of credits for a particular lecture is listed in the directory. Additional lectures will continue to be added.


General Information

System Requirements

For Windows

  • Media Player: Silverlight 1.0 or later

  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7.0 SP1 or later, Firefox 2.0 or later, or Google Chrome 1.0.

  • Hardware: PC

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7

  • Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps or more)

  • Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader - free download

For Mac

  • Media Player: Silverlight 1.0 or later - free download

  • Browser: Safari 2.0.4 or later or Firefox 2.0 or later

  • Hardware: Mac

  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later

  • Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps or more)

  • Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader - free download 


This enduring material requires the participant to watch a recorded lecture and answer questions related to the content.

Estimated Time to Complete

The time to complete each activity varies from 15-60 minutes based on the length of the video.

Important Dates

Release Date: July 1, 2012
End Date: December 31, 2014

Contact Information

SNI Spine Program: 206-320-3303 or email

Privacy & Confidentiality

The department of Continuing Medical Education at Swedish Medical Center is committed to protecting the privacy of those who utilize its Web site. The CME department will not release individual information about use of its site, including visitor e-mail addresses, to any third party. We will not transfer, sell or rent visitor e-mail addresses to any third party. The CME department may report general information about the activity to third parties.  We will report only aggregate statistics, for instance, total number of page views, overall duration of visits, or similar aggregate data. The CME Department at Swedish Medical Center has taken reasonable steps to keep all information secure against unauthorized access and use. We will review our privacy policy regularly. Please direct any questions about this privacy statement to Swedish CME.


This learning activity is the property of Swedish Medical Center.


Online CME Modules

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Contact Information

Comprehensive Spine Program at Swedish Neuroscience Institute
550 17th Avenue
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: New Patients - 206-320-BACK (2225) | Main Clinic - 206-320-2800
Fax: 206-320-5250
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Conditions Treated

Acute Spine Pain
Degenerative Spinal Disorders
Spinal Deformity
Spine Tumors
Spinal Deformity
Spine Tumors

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