The new scenarios in home hospitalization push us to propose new specialization programs that meet the real needs of experienced professionals, so that they can incorporate advances in the specialty into their daily practice"

experto cuidados y tecnicas en hospitalizacion a domicilio

Demographic change calls for an extreme rethinking of healthcare to focus more on patient care. The fact is that the increase in aging also brings with it an increase in chronic diseases. In fact, it is estimated that around 70% of elderly Spaniards suffer from at least one chronic disease. Although palliative care is mainly provided for diseases that can no longer be cured, such as advanced cancers, in the case of the elderly, this type of care is also important without the need to be an oncology patient, since certain types of chronic diseases can lead to the need for this type of care.

In these cases, home hospitalization is of the utmost importance, since patients will have less difficulty being treated at home than if they have to travel to hospitals, making home hospitalization the engine of change in modern health care, a care focused on people and their health, as well as social needs. 

This program is focused on deepening the understanding of all aspects which make home hospitalization unique and different from other medical specialties in Nursing. It also demonstrates the weaknesses and future opportunities we have ahead of us, making the most of new educative technology available.

With this Postgraduate Diploma, students will learn how to manage infections at home, palliative care in oncology patients, pain treatment and the most innovative therapeutic and diagnostic techniques on the market, offering nurses the most updated program to provide the best care to their patients.

Update your knowledge through the Postgraduate Diploma in Home Hospitalization Care and Techniques"

The Postgraduate Diploma in Home Hospitalization Care and Techniques contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features of the program include:

  • Case studies presented by experts in home hospitalization care and techniques.
  • 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.
  • Latest information on the role of nurses in home hospitalization.
  • The content of practical exercises where the self-evaluation process can be carried out to improve learning.
  • Algorithm-based interactive learning system for decision-making in the situations that are presented to the student.
  • With special emphasis on evidence-based nursing and research methodologies in home hospitalization.
  • 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 Diploma may be the best investment you can make when choosing a refresher program for two reasons: in addition to updating your knowledge of Home Hospitalization Care and Techniques, you will obtain a qualification from TECH - Technological University"

The teaching staff is made up of prestigious and renowned Spanish professionals, with long careers in health care, teaching and research, who have worked in different hospitals throughout the country, garnering professional and teaching experience that is delivered in an extraordinary way in this Postgraduate Diploma.

The methodological design of this Postgraduate Diploma has been developed by a multidisciplinary team of e-learning experts, integrating the latest advances in educational technology for the creation of numerous multimedia educational tools that allow the professional, based primarily on the problem-based learning method, to address real problems in their daily clinical practice. This will allow them to advance by acquiring knowledge and developing skills that will impact their future professional work.

It should be noted that each of the contents generated for this Postgraduate Diploma, as well as the videos, self-evaluations, clinical cases and exams, have been thoroughly reviewed, updated, and integrated by the professors and the team of experts that make up the working group, to facilitate the learning process with a step-by-step approach in order to achieve the teaching program objectives.

Increase your decision-making confidence by updating your knowledge through this Postgraduate Diploma"

Take the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in Home Hospitalization Care and Techniques and improve your patient care"


The teaching program has been created by a group of professors and Nurses professionals from various medical specialties. They have extensive clinical, research and teaching experience and are interested in integrating the latest and most current scientific knowledge of home hospitalization to guarantee professional training and improvement. This will allow them to improve the daily clinical practice of the professionals who care for patients or populations in the community.

Module 1. Management of Infections at Home Criteria for Admission and Exclusion, Management, Discharge Criteria

1.1. Pneumonia

1.1.1. Diagnosis
1.1.2. Home-Based Management
1.1.3. Bronchoaspirations Prevention and Management

1.2. Infections of the Urinary Tract

1.2.1. Pyelonephritis
1.2.2. Urinary Tract Infections
1.2.3. Prostatitis

1.3. Intra-Abdominal Infections

1.3.1. Liver Abscesses
1.3.2. Post-Surgery Abscesses
1.3.3. Cholecystitis and Cholangitis
1.3.4. Diverticulitis
1.3.5. Infectious Pancreatitis

1.4. Abscesses

1.4.1. General Aspects
1.4.2. Treatments
1.4.3. Types of Cure

1.5. Soft Tissue Infections

1.5.1. Concept
1.5.2. Classification.

1.6. Infection of Surgical Wounds

1.6.1. Concept.
1.6.2. Classification.

1.7. Osteomyelitis

1.7.1. Concept.
1.7.2. Classification

1.8. Endocarditis

1.8.1. Concept
1.8.2. Classification

1.9. Prosthesis and Intra-Vascular Devices Infections

1.9.1. Concept
1.9.2. Classification

1.10. Febrile Neutropenia

1.10.1. Diagnosis
1.10.2. Therapeutics

Module 2. Palliative Care in Oncological Patients

2.1. Comprehensive Assessment in Palliative Care

2.1.1. Medical History Model in Palliative Care
2.1.2. Anamnesis in Palliative Care
2.1.3. The Importance of Family and Social Circumstances in a Comprehensive Assessment

2.2. Assessment Scales in Palliative Care

2.2.1. ECOG
2.2.2. Barthel
2.2.3. Karnofsky
2.2.4. VAS
2.2.5. Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale
2.2.6. Gijon Scale
2.2.7. Family Apgar
2.2.8. Pfeiffer
2.2.9. Nutritional Assessment

2.3. Continuous Care Models in Palliative Oncology Patients

2.3.1. Palliative Patients
2.3.2. Models

2.4. Pain Management in Palliative Care

2.4.1. Analgesic Ladder
2.4.2. First step
2.4.3. Second Step
2.4.4. Third Step
2.4.5. Coadjuvants

2.5. Control of Dyspnea

2.5.1. Diagnosis
2.5.1. Etiology
2.5.1. Home-Based Management

2.6. Delirium Control 

2.6.1. Diagnosis.
2.6.2. Etiology
2.6.3. Home-Based Management

2.7. Nausea and Vomiting Control

2.7.1. Diagnosis.
2.7.2. Etiology
2.7.3. Home-Based Management

2.8. Alterations in Intestinal Rhythm Diarrhoea and constipation

2.8.1. Diagnosis
2.8.2. Etiology.
2.8.3. Home-Based Management

2.9. Anorexia-Cachexia

2.9.1. Diagnosis
2.9.2. Etiology
2.9.3. Home-Based Management

2.10. Anxiety-Insomnia

2.10.1. Diagnosis
2.10.2. Etiology
2.10.3. Home-Based Management

2.11. Situation in a Patient's Last Days and Palliative Sedation

2.11.1. Terminal Criteria
2.11.2. Palliative Sedation vs Passive Euthanasia vs Active Euthanasia
2.11.3. Home-Based Management

2.12. Grief and Family Care

2.12.1. Grief
2.12.2. Family Circle

2.13. Spanish and European Legality on Palliative Care

2.13.1. Legal aspects of palliative care in Europe
2.13.2. Legal Aspects of Palliative Care in Spain

2.14. Advance Directives

2.14.1. Definition
2.14.2. Most Important Aspects to Take into Account

Module 3. Nursing in Home Hospitalization

3.1. Nursing assessment Scales
3.2. Nursing Care Plan
3.3. Health Education for the Patient and Their Family
3.4. Post- Surgical Care
3.5. Pressure Ulcers
3.6. Special Techniques in Cures (VAC, Fomentation, etc.)
3.7. Nursing Techniques

3.7.1. PICC, Midline
3.7.2. PEG
3.7.3. Tracheostomy
3.7.4. Bladder catheterisation
3.7.5. Digestive Catheterisation (Nasogastric, Rectal)
3.7.6. I/V and S/C Perfusion Pumps
3.7.7. Urostomy and Nephrostomy
3.7.8. Surgical drainage

3.8. Serotherapy and E/V Medication

3.8.1. Peripheral Routes
3.8.2. Central Routes

3.9. Administration of Blood Products

3.9.1. Classification
3.9.2. Procedures

3.10. Obtaining and Transporting Samples: Analytical, Cultures, etc.

3.10.1. Extraction procedures:
3.10.2. Types of tests and samples

Module 4. Therapeutic Techniques

4.1. Paracentesis

4.1.1. Procedure
4.1.2. Home Paracentesis

4.2. Thoracentesis

4.2.1. Procedure
4.2.2. Thoracentesis at Home

4.3. Arthrocentesis

4.3.1. Procedure
4.3.2. Arttrocentesis at Home

4.4. Oxygen Therapy

4.4.1. Procedure
4.4.2. Home Oxygen Therapy

4.5. Aerosol Therapy

4.5.1. Procedure
4.5.2. Aerosol Therapy at Home

4.6. Mechanical Ventilation

4.6.1. Procedure
4.6.2. MV at home

Module 5. Diagnostic Techniques

5.1. ECG

5.1.1. Procedure
5.1.2. ECG at home

5.2. Ultrasound

5.2.1. Procedure
5.2.2. Ultrasound at Home

5.3. Pusioximetry

5.3.1. Procedure
5.3.2. Pusioximetry at Home

5.4. Analysis

5.4.2. Blood tests at home

5.5. Cultures

5.5.1. Procedure
5.5.2. Blood tests at home

5.6. Scales (Functional, Cognitive, Nutritional Assessment, etc.)

5.6.1. Procedure
5.6.2. Classification.

A unique, key, and decisive training experience to boost your professional development"