With the Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Digestive and Metabolic Care for Nurses you have the opportunity to update your knowledge in a practical way and without sacrificing the maximum scientific rigor, in order to incorporate the latest advances in critical nursing care of the newborn"

Neonatology is a constantly evolving discipline, 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 nursing care in the neonatal patient with digestive and metabolic pathology. In addition, it presents an update on nursing procedures for gastroesophageal reflux and enteric infections in the neonate, as well as NICU admission procedures and nursing care.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Digestive and Metabolic Care for Nurses is oriented to facilitate the updating of the most used procedures, in a practical way, to contribute with quality and safety to the recovery of the newborn, improve its prognosis and avoid serious pathology sequelae. 

Improve the care of your newborn patients with the training offered by the Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Digestive and Metabolic Care for Nurses"

This Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Digestive and Metabolic Care for Nurses contains the most complete and up to date scientific program on the market. Highlights of the Postgraduate Certificate:

  • Development of clinical cases presented by experts in the different specialties Their graphic, schematic and eminently practical contents provide scientific and assistance information on those disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • New developments in nursing care and assessment of the critically ill newborn patient
  • An algorithm-based interactive learning system for decision-making in the clinical situations presented throughout the course
  • All of 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 Postgraduate Certificate 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 Neonatal Digestive and Metabolic Care 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 Postgraduate Certificate 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 Neonatal Digestive and Metabolic Care 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 Neonate, Child and Adolescent
1.2. Neonatal Stages

1.2.1. Neonatal States by Gestational Age
1.2.2. Neonatal Statuses by Birth Weight
1.2.3. Preterm Newborn
1.2.4. Post Term Newborn

1.3. Anatomical and Physiological Characteristics of the Normal Newborn

1.3.1. Newborn Somatometry
1.3.2. Morphological Characteristics
1.3.3. Physiological Characteristics

1.4. Complete Newborn Physical Exam and Examination

1.4.1. Physical Examination Sequence
1.4.2. General Observation
1.4.3. Head and Neck Region
1.4.4. Trunk Region
1.4.5. Extremity Region
1.4.6. Neurological Examination

1.5. Structure and Organization of a Neonatology Service

1.5.1. Neonatology Service Location
1.5.2. Equipment and Material
1.5.3. Human resources.
1.5.4. Concept of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Calculation and Layout of Cribs Physical Space in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Equipment and Material in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Human Resources in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Profiles and Roles: " Nursing Team" Operating System “Primary Nursing” (Head Nurse)

Module 2. Water, Electrolyte and Metabolic Disorders of a Newborn.

2.1. Fluids and Electrolytes in the Newborn

2.1.1. Water-electrolyte Balance
2.1.2. Insensible Water Losses
2.1.3. Electrolytes Sodium (Na+) Potassium (K+) Calcium(Ca++)

2.1.4. Glucose

2.2. Water Balance in the Neonate Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit

2.2.1. Patient Monitoring
2.2.2. Adequate Water Balance
2.2.3. Objectives for Fluid Management in Newborns under 1,500g
2.2.4. Different Stages during the Management of Fluids in Newborns Weighing Less Than 1.500g
2.2.5. Other Ways to Calculate Water Balance in the Severely Ill NB Calculation of Insensitive Losses (IP) or Insensitive Gains (GI) Calculation of Insensitive Losses (IP) with Weight Increase Calculation of Insensitive Losses (IP) with Weight Decline

2.3. The Grand Premature Infant  Hyperosmolar State

2.3.1. When to Restrict Fluids in the Grand Premature Infant
2.3.2. When to Increase Fluid Requirements in the Grand Premature Infant

Module 3. Neonatal Digestive Disorders.

3.1. Neonatal Gastroenterology Generalities

3.1.1. Embryology of the Digestive System
3.1.2. Recollection of the Anatomy of the Digestive System

3.2. Handling of Nasogastric and Orogastric Tubes
3.3. Gastroesophageal Reflux
3.4. Esophageal Atresia
3.5. Necrotizing Enterocolitis
3.6. Ostomy Care

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