With the Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Pharmacology for Nursing 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 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, etc.), of utmost 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 in the newborn patient, developing the appropriate nursing interventions in each case and describing drug interactions in common processes in the neonate. In addition, it presents an update on neonatal assessment and examination, NICU admission procedures, and nursing care.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Pharmacology for Nursing 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 the sequelae of severe pathology.

Improve the care of your newborn patients with the specialization offered by the Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Pharmacology for Nursing"

This Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Pharmacology for Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features include:

  • Clinical cases presented by experts in the different specialties
  • The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created 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
  • Includes drug interactions of the main drugs used in the NICU
  • 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 is the best investment you can make when selecting a refresher program, for two reasons: in addition to updating your knowledge in Neonatal Pharmacology for Nursing, you will obtain a qualification endorsed by TECH Technological University”

Its teaching staff includes renowned specialists in the field of neonatology, who bring to this program their work experience in international leading medical centres.

Thanks to its multimedia content developed with the latest educational technology, they will allow the professional a situated and contextual learning, that is to say, a simulated environment that will provide an immersive learning programmed to train in real situations.

The design of this program is based on Problem-Based Learning, through which the nursing professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. 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.

This course allows learning in simulated environments, which provide immersive education programmed to learn for real situations"

It includes clinical cases to bring the development of the program as close as possible to the reality of nursing care"


The structure of the contents has been designed by a team of professionals who recognise the importance of training for daily nursing practice in the NICU and are aware of the relevance of current training for professionals. This program ensures that the main issues in the current development of critical newborn patients are addressed.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Pharmacology for Nursing 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 by Gestational Age
1.2.2. Neonatal Stages by Birth Weight
1.2.3. Premature Newborns
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 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 Organization 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) Calculation and Layout of Cribs Physical Space in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Equipment and Material in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Human Resources in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Profiles and Roles: “Nursing Team” Operating System Primary Nursing

Module 2. Pharmacology in Neonatology.

2.1. General Aspects of Neonatal Pharmacology
2.2. Modifications in the Reaction of Drugs in Newborns
2.3. Pharmacokinetics in Neonatology

2.3.1. Absorption of Drugs
2.3.2. Distribution of Drugs
2.3.3. Binding of Drug to Plasma Proteins According to Development
2.3.4. Metabolism or Biotransformation of Drugs in the Child
2.3.5. Excretion of Drugs in Neonatology

2.4. Pharmacodynamics in Neonatology
2.5. Dosage Guidelines

2.5.1. Excipients Used in Neonatal Formulations
2.5.2. Therapeutic Guidelines

2.6. Drug Interactions

2.6.1. Types of Pharmacological Interactions
2.6.2. Interaction Risk Prevention

2.7. Use of Drugs in Neonatology

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