With the Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Pain and Sedation for Nurses you have the opportunity to update your knowledge in a practical way and without renouncing to the maximum scientific rigor, 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 the most important aspects of newborn care, pain measurement procedures and their management, as well as the sedation measures used in neonatal intensive care units to facilitate the recovery of the neonatal patient and reduce the possible sequelae of the pathology.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Pain and Sedation 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, to improve its prognosis and to avoid serious pathology sequelae. 


Improve the care of your newborn patients with the training offered by the Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Pain and Sedation for Nurses "

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

  • Development of clinical cases presented by experts in the different specialties. The graphic, schematic, and eminently practical contents with which they are created provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional.
  • New developments in nursing care and assessment of the critically ill newborn patient.
  • Includes the most commonly used access techniques in the NICU for medication administration.
    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

ThisPostgraduate 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 Pain and Sedation for Nurses , you will obtain a Postgraduate Certificate Degree 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 course 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 during 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 Pain and Sedation 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 States by Birth Weight
1. 2.3.     Preterm Newborn
1. 2.4.     Postterm 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.     Location of the Neonatology Service
1. 5.2.     Equipment and Material
1. 5.3.     Human Resources
1. 5.4.     Concept of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

1. 5.4.1. Calculation and Layout of Cradles
1. 5.4.2. Physical Space in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
1. 5.4.3. Equipment and Materials in 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” (Head Nurse)

Module 2. Pain Control and Sedation in the Neonate

2.1.     Pain Management in the Newborn

2.1.1.     Physiology of Pain in the Newborn
2.1.2.     Short and Long-term Consequences of Pain
2.1.3.     Measurement of Pain in the Newborn
2.1.4.     Pain Management in the Newborn
2.1.5.     Pain Management in Some Common NICU Procedures

2.2.     Sedation in the Newborn

2.2.1.     Anesthetic Drugs
2.2.3.     Hypnotic/sedative Drugs
2.2.4.     Withdrawal Syndrome in Newborns

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