With the Postgraduate Diploma in Pathological Newborn Care for Nurses you have the opportunity to update your knowledge in a practical way and without sacrificing 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, and this context makes the updating of the procedures performed by professionals in neonatal critical care of paramount importance in order 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 relevant aspects about the admission of the newborn in neonatology or NICU, the knowledge and management of neurological, digestive, hematological, renal pathology, as well as the management of neonatal shock or the knowledge of metabolopathies, chromosomopathies and neonatal oncology. 

The Postgraduate Diploma in Pathological Newborn Care for Nurses allows, in a practical way, to achieve this update of the most commonly used procedures to contribute with quality and safety to the recovery of newborns, improve their prognosis and avoid the sequelae of severe pathology.

Improve the care of your newborn patients with the training offered by the Postgraduate Diploma in Pathological Newborn Care for Nurses"

This Postgraduate Diploma in Pathological Newborn Care for Nurses contains the most complete and up to date scientific program on the market. Development of clinical cases presented by experts in the different areas of multidisciplinary knowledge.

  • Development of clinical cases presented by experts in the different specialties. 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.
  • New developments in nursing care for the main pathologies in the newborn patient.
  • Presentation of practical workshops on procedures, nursing care and diagnosis and treatment techniques.
  • Algorithm-based interactive learning system for decision-making in the presented clinical situations.
  • Practice guidelines for the care of the main pathologies. These guides follow the scientific and pedagogical criteria of the main scientific reference societies.
  • All 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 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 newborn care, you will obtain a Postgraduate Diploma 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.

This program is designed around Problem Based Learning, whereby the nursing professional must try to solve various typical professional practice situations that arise during the course. 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 career opportunities by taking the Postgraduate Diploma in Pathological Newborn Care for Nurses"

It includes clinical cases in a real simulation environment 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 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.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Pathological Newborn 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 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 Characterictics of a 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. Admission of a Newborn in the Neonatal Ward or in the NICU.

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

2.1.1.    Admission Criteria.
2.1.2.    Admission Objectives.
2.1.3.    Nursing Interventions.
2.1.4.    Physical Examination of the Newborn.

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

2.2.1.    Admission Criteria.
2.2.2.    Admission Objectives.
2.2.3.    Nursing Interventions.
2.2.4.    Physical Examination of the Newborn.

2.3.    Neonatal Transport.

2.3.1.    Transfer of the Pregnant Woman.
2.3.2.    Neonatal Transfer.
2.3.3.    Neonatal Transport Team.
2.3.4.    Neonatal Transport Equipment.

Module 3. Respiratory Pathophysiology and Respiratory Disorders in Neonatology.

3.1.    Pulmonary Development.

3.1.1.    Pulmonary Embryology.
3.1.2.    Reminder of Pulmonary Anatomy.

3.2.    Respiratory Physiology.
3.3.    Newborn Respiratory Problems.
3.4.    Involvement of Nursing Staff in Treating a Newborn with a Respiratory Disorder.
3.5.    Mechanical Ventilation.

3.5.1.    Nursing Care in Mechanical Ventilation.
3.5.2.    Forms of Ventilation.    Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV).    Invasive Ventilation.

3.6.    Types of Materials for Administering Oxygen.
3.7.    Endotracheal Intubation and Extubation.

3.7.1.    Endotracheal Intubation.
3.7.2.    Extubation Process.

3.8.    Cricothyroidotomy or Coniotomy.
3.9.    Tracheotomy.

Module 4. Cardiac Disorders and Congenital Heart Disease in Neonatology.

4.1.    General Aspects of the Cardiovascular System.

4.1.1.    Cardiac Embryology.
4.1.2.    Reminder of Cardiac Anatomy.

4.2.    Syndromic Classification of Congenital Heart Disease.

4.2.1.    Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease.
4.2.2.    Congenital Heart Disease without Cyanosis.
4.2.3.    Congenital Heart Disease Leading to Cardiogenic Shock.

4.3.    "Getting to Know" Congenital Heart Disease.

4.3.1.    Transposition of the Main Arteries.
4.3.2.    Isolated Ventricular Inversion or Corrected Transposition of the Main Arteries.
4.3.3.    Tetralogy of Fallot.
4.3.4.    Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
4.3.5.    Infradiaphragmatic Total Pulmonary Venous Drainage.
4.3.6.    Interruption of the Aortic Arch.
4.3.7.    Aortic Coarctation.
4.3.8.    Aortic Stenosis.
4.3.9.    Pulmory Stenosis.
4.3.10.    Ebstein Disease. 
4.3.11.    Complex Heart Disease with Heart Failure Without Pulmonary Stenosis.
4.3.12.    Congenital Heart Diseases with Left-Right Short Circuits.

4.4.    Nursing Care in Neonatal Heart Disease.

4.4.1.    Evaluation and Interventions of the Nursing Staff in Treating a Patient with Congenital Heart Disease.
4.4.2.    Nursing Care Plan

4.5.    Preoperative and Postoperative Cardiac Surgery.

4.5.1.    Preoperative Care.
4.5.2.    Postoperative Care.

Module 5. Medical-Legal Aspects in Neonatology.

5.1.    Code of Ethics and Deontology.
5.2.    Keeping the Patient Informed.
5.3.    Informed Consent. 
5.4.    Refusal of Treatment. 
5.5.    Professional Secrecy. 
5.6.    Organic Data Protection Law (LOPD) 
5.7.    Organ Donation.