With the Postgraduate Diploma in Neonatal Pharmacology for Nursing you have the opportunity to update your knowledge in a practical way and without sacrificing scientific accuracy, in order to incorporate the latest advances in nursing care of newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit"

Neonatology is a discipline in constant progress, which is highly dependent on technology and new pharmacological treatments. This context makes the updating of care procedures in the neonatal intensive care unit of utmost importance in order to maintain care based on the latest scientific evidence and to ensure the safety of the baby.

This program includes the most relevant topics about the admission of the newborn in neonatology or NICU, knowledge and management in drug administration, principles of drug administration, vascular access in neonatology and pain control and sedation in the newborn. In addition, it places special emphasis on the implementation of measures to improve patient safety in the neonatal unit, providing relevant knowledge about drugs in terms of indications, dosage, preparation, monitoring, side effects and incompatibilities.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Neonatal Pharmacology for Nursing allows, in a practical way, to achieve this update of the most used procedures to contribute with quality and safety to the recovery of neonates, improve their prognosis and avoid the sequelae of severe pathology.

In addition, it will facilitate the incorporation to the labor market in this field, due to the need for nursing professionals trained in the care of the critical newborn in neonatal intensive care units.

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

This Postgraduate Diploma 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 active ingredients and their administration to the newborn patient in neonatal intensive care units
  • Presentation of practical workshops on procedures, nursing care and medication administration techniques
  • An algorithm-based interactive learning system for decision-making in the clinical situations presented throughout the course
  • Practical guides on different pathologies. These guides follow the scientific and pedagogical criteria of the main scientific reference
  • 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 Diploma is the best investment you can make when selecting a refresher program, for two reasons: in addition to updating your knowledge in neonatal pharmacology, you will obtain a qualification from TECH Technological University"

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

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.

This program is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby the nursing professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the educational program. In order to do this, the nursing professional will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system, created by renowned and experienced experts in treating critical neonatal patients and with extensive teaching experience.

Increase your professional opportunities by studying the Postgraduate Diploma in Neonatal Pharmacology for Nursing"

It includes real clinical cases to bring the development of the program as close as possible to everyday practice"


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

This Postgraduate Diploma 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 at Gestational Age
1.2.2. Neonatal Stages for Birthweight
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 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) 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

Module 3. Principles of Drug Administration and Vascular Access in Neonatology

3.1. Principles of Drug Administration in the NICU

3.1.1. Enteral Route
3.1.2. Rectal Route
3.1.3. Intramuscular Route
3.1.4. Subcutaneous Route
3.1.5. Intravenous Route

3.2. Specific Ways to Administer Drugs I: Rapid Intravenous Route
3.3. Specific Ways to Administer Drugs II: Intravenous Route with a Specific Infusion
3.4. Specific Ways to Administer Drugs III: Continuous Intravenous Route
3.5. Specific Ways of Administering Drugs IV: Peripheral Venous Route

3.5.1. Necessary Equipment
3.5.2. Procedure
3.5.3. Maintaining the Line
3.5.4. Removing the Line
3.5.5. Possible Complications that Could Arise

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

3.6.1. Indications
3.6.2. Necessary Equipment
3.6.3. Procedure
3.6.4. Precautions
3.6.5. Contraindications
3.6.6. Complications

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

3.7.1. Indications
3.7.2. Necessary Equipment
3.7.3. Preparation
3.7.4. Common Procedure for the Umbilical Artery and Umbilical Vein
3.7.5. Contraindications
3.7.6. Complications

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

3.8.1. Indications
3.8.2. Necessary Equipment
3.8.3. Procedure
3.8.4. Extraction of a Catheter
3.8.5. Precautions
3.8.6. Contraindications
3.8.7. Complications

Module 4. Pain Management and Sedation in Newborns

4.1. Pain Management in Newborns

4.1.1. Physiology of Pain in Newborns
4.1.2. Short and Long-Term Consequences of Pain
4.1.3. Measurement of Pain in Newborns
4.1.4. Treatment of Pain in Newborns
4.1.5. Pain Management in Some Common Procedures in the NICU

4.2. Sedation of a Newborn

4.2.1. Anesthetic Drugs
4.2.2. Hypnotic/ Sedative Drugs
4.2.3. Withdrawal Syndrome in Newborns

Module 5. Admission of a Newborn in the Neonatal Ward or in the NICU

5.1. Arrival of the Newborn (NB) in the Neonatal Ward

5.1.1. Admission Criteria
5.1.2. Admission Objectives
5.1.3. Nursing Interventions
5.1.4. Physical Examination of the Newborn

5.2. Arrival of the Newborn (NB) in the NICU

5.2.1. Admission Criteria
5.2.2. Admission Objectives
5.2.3. Nursing Interventions
5.2.4. Physical Examination of the Newborn

5.3. Neonatal Transport

5.3.1. Transfer of the Pregnant Woman
5.3.2. Neonatal Transfer
5.3.3. Neonatal Transport Team
5.3.4. Neonatal Transport Equipment

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