Murdock Stroke Educational Series: Online Modules

Swedish Medical Center received a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to implement stroke telemedicine partnerships with four small/rural hospitals in Washington State. As part of this grant, we are pleased to offer online TeleCME Stroke educational programs. The Department of Health passed legislation in 2009 for the development and implementation of a Stroke System of Care for Washington State. The Stroke System of Care requires hospitals to designate their capabilities and if the hospital decides to participate, staff must complete stroke annual education. This series serves that purpose.   

*Please note that this series will be closed at the end of 2018 and CME credits will no longer be available.

Course Goal

The goal of these online CME modules is to train stroke care teams in consensus-based standards for best practices and how these practices can be implemented in their facility, both with and without telemedicine support from Swedish Stroke Center.

Intended Audience

Emergency Medicine health-care providers

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Outline general principles for quality improvement of stroke patients
  • Describe the structure and process for stroke care delivery systems
  • Review outcome measurement pertaining to the care of stroke patients
  • Learning objectives for each module are included in the information pop-up window.


The planning committee members and faculty have no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Commercial Support & Acknowledgement

No commercial support was used in the development of this CME learning activity. The planning committee gratefully acknowledges a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Online CME Modules

Click below to view a complete list of online modules available for CME credit through 2018. At the end of each video, you will receive instructions on how to claim CME credit. 

This series is no longer available for CME credit as of 12-27-2018.  For questions please contact

CME Credit

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

Modules: A2, A3, B1 - B11 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Swedish Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Modules: A1, A4, A5 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Swedish Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

General Information

This is a self-learning module requiring the participant to watch a recorded lecture and answer questions related to the content. 100% of the quiz questions must be answered correctly in order to claim credit.

Estimated Time to Complete
For each module allow 15-30 minutes to complete the self-learning module and exam. 

Important Dates
Released: May, 2010
Updated: January, 2013
Updated: December, 2015
End: December, 2018

Contact Information

Swedish CME: 206-386-2755 or email

Privacy & Confidentiality
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This learning activity is the property of Swedish Medical Center.

Planning Committee

Planning Committee and Content Developers

Tammy Cress, R.N., MSN, FAHA
Laura Jacob
William Likosky, M.D.
Jessica Martinson, MS
Robin Shabica
Sherene Schlegel, BSN, RN, FAHA

Sheila Smith, M.D., Medical Director of Stroke and Telestroke
Darene Burnam, DNP, ARNP, GNP-BC, Stroke Program Director, Syst.
Caye Boosalis, CME Manager
William Likosky, M.D.
Danielle Posadas, CME Specialist Sr.

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