The role of the nursing professional is essential in the maintenance of life support in the neonatal patient"

With the Course of Administration of Neonatal Medications for Nurses you have the opportunity to update your knowledge in a practical way and without sacrificing the maximum scientific rigor, to incorporate the latest advances in critical nursing care of the newborn"

Neonatology is a discipline in constant evolution, which is highly dependent on technology and new pharmacological treatments. This context makes the updating of procedures in neonatal critical care, both those performed in the Neonatal ICU and in other care settings outside the ICU (emergency units, primary care centers...), of paramount importance to maintain the provision of care based on the latest scientific evidence and to ensure the safety of the baby.

This program includes the most important aspects of the use of pharmacology and routes of administration in the newborn patient, with a special interest in contraindications, necessary equipment and access techniques performed by the nursing professional. In addition, it presents an update on neonatal assessment and examination, NICU admission procedures and nursing care.

This Course of Administration of Medications in Neonates for Nurses is oriented to facilitate the update of the most used procedures, in a practical way, to  contribute with quality and safety to the recovery of the newborn, to improve its prognosis and to avoid the sequelae of severe pathology.

Improve the care of your newborn patients with the training offered by the Course of Administration of Medications in Neonatology for Nurses"

This Postgraduate Certificate in Administration of Neonatal Medications for Nurses contains the most complete and up to date scientific program on the market. The most important features of the course are:

  • Development of clinical cases presented by experts in the different specialties. The graphic, schematic, and eminently practical contents of which they are composed provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice.
  • New developments in nursing care and assessment of the critically ill newborn patient.
    It includes the most commonly used access techniques in the NICU for medication administration.
  • Algorithm-based interactive learning system for decision-making in the presented clinical situations.
  • All this will be complemented by theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments.
    Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection.

This course may be the best investment you can make in the selection of a refresher program for two reasons: in addition to updating your knowledge in Administration of Neonatal Medications for Nurses , you will obtain a Postgraduate Certificate from TECH Technological University"

Its teaching staff includes specialists of recognized prestige in the field of neonatology, who bring to this training the experience of their work in the main health centers in the country.

The multimedia content developed with the latest educational technology will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide an immersive training program to train in real situations.

The design of this program is based on Problem-Based Learning, by means of which the nursing professional must try to solve the different situations of common practice that arise throughout the course. For this purpose, the professional will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system developed by renowned experts in neonatal critical patient care and with extensive teaching experience.

The course allows training in simulated environments, which provide immersive learning programmed to train for real situations"

It includes clinical cases to bring the program's degree as close as possible to the reality of care in Nursing"


The structure of the contents has been designed by the team of professionals knowledgeable about the implications of training in daily nursing practice in the neonatal intensive care unit, aware of the relevance of current training in the professional, ensuring the approach of the main issues in the current development of care for the critical newborn patient.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Administration of Neonatal Medications for Nurses contains the most complete and up to date scientific program on the market "

Module 1. Important Aspects of Neonatology

1. 1.     Differences between Newborn, Child and Adolescent.
1. 2.     Neonatal Stages.

1. 2.1.     Neonatal Stages at Gestational Age.
1. 2.2.     Neonatal Stages for Birthweight.
1. 2.3.     Preterm Newborn.
1. 2.4.     Post Term Newborn.

1. 3.     Anatomical and Physiological Characterictics of a Normal Newborn.

1. 3.1.     Newborn Somatometry.
1. 3.2.     Morphological Characteristics.
1. 3.3.     Physiological Characteristics.

1. 4.     Complete Physical Examination of the Newborn.

1. 4.1.     Physical Examination Process.
1. 4.2.     General Observation.
1. 4.3.     Head and Neck Region.
1. 4.4.     Torso Region.
1. 4.5.     Limb Region.
1. 4.6.     Neurological Examination

1. 5.     Structure and Organisation of the Neonatal Service.

1. 5.1.     Location of the Neonatology Service.
1. 5.2.     Equipment and Materials.
1. 5.3.     Human Resources
1. 5.4.     Concept of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

1. 5.4.1. Calculation and Layout of Cribs.
1. 5.4.2. Physical Space in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
1. 5.4.3. Equipment and Material in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
1. 5.4.4. Human Resources in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
1. 5.4.5. Profiles and Roles: “Nursing Team”
1. 5.4.6. Operating System “Primary Nursing”

Module 2. Principles of Drug Administration and Vascular Access in Neonatology.

2.1. Principles of Drug Administration in the NICU.

2.1.1. Enteral Route.
2.1.2. Rectal Route.
2.1.3. Intramuscular Route.
2.1.4. Subcutaneous Route.
2.1.5. Intravenous Route.

2.2. Specific Ways to Administer Drugs I: Rapid Intravenous Route.
2.3. Specific Ways to Administer Drugs II: Intravenous Route with a Specific Infusion Rate.
2.4. Specific Ways to Administer Drugs III: Continuous Intravenous Route.
2.5. Specific Ways to Administer Drugs IV: Peripheral Venous Route.

2.5.1. Necessary Equipment.
2.5.2. Procedure.
2.5.3. Maintaining the Line.
2.5.4. Removing the Line.
2.5.5. Possible Complications that Could Arise.

2.6. Specific Ways of Administering Drugs V: Percutaneous Venous Route.

2.6.1. Indications.
2.6.2. Necessary Equipment.
2.6.3. Procedure.
2.6.4. Precautions.
2.6.5. Contraindications.
2.6.6. Complications.

2.7. Specific Ways to Administer Drugs VI: Cannulation of the Umbilical Artery and Vein.

2.7.1. Indications.
2.7.2. Necessary Equipment. 
2.7.3. Preparation.
2.7.4. Common Procedure for the Umbilical Artery and Umbilical Vein.
2.7.5. Contraindications.
2.7.6. Complications.

2.8. Specific Ways to Administer Drugs VII: Cannulation of the Peripheral Artery.

2.8.1. Indications.
2.8.2. Necessary Equipment.
2.8.3. Procedure.
2.8.4. Extraction of a Catheter.
2.8.5. Precautions.
2.8.6. Contraindications.
2.8.7. Complications.

A unique, key, and decisive Training experience to boost your professional development”