Is it Torticollis?
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about torticollis – the difference between inherited and acquired, risk factors and possible conditions that might lead to the development of torticollis.

Course Publication Date: August 15, 2016

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera RN, BS
Course No:T080816
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss acquired torticollis in infants.
  • List two known causes for head tilt in domestic animals.
  • State two tests or procedures that might be done to rule out possible causes of head and neck pain.
  • Describe treatments available for torticollis.
  • Discuss prognosis and possible complications of torticollis.
  • Discuss the types of torticollis.
  • Describe how inherited and acquired torticollis differs.
  • State conditions that might lead to the development of torticollis.
  • List four things that might be the cause of a person’s acquired torticollis.
  • Name three risk factors for spasmodic torticollis.


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