With the Professional Master's Degree in Neonatal Intensive Care and Neonatal Nursing you have the opportunity to update your knowledge in a practical way and without renouncing the maximum scientific rigor, to incorporate the latest advances in newborn nursing care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit"

Neonatology is the continuously evolving speciality within pediatrics, that focuses on the first month of life of a newborn. In recent years, new specialised units have been created in the majority of maternity and children’s hospitals, equipped with the latest technology to provide quality care. This has contributed, to a large extent, to the decrease in neonatal morbidity and mortality.  It is vital that the staff performing their duties in these units are trained and up-to-date on the latest scientific evidence. 

However, university programs in neonatology are very scarce, which is why it’s necessary to implement training programs that offer health care professionals the possibility to update and broaden their knowledge and skills, in order to provide safe and high-quality nursing care for newborns.

It should also be noted that there are no other postgraduate programs like this available at a national level. Its broad and in-depth content makes this the benchmark program in the discipline. The different modules are taught in sessions with an eminently practical approach, using the latest educational technology, which allows for learning in a practical way, adapting to the needs of the professional. Therefore, you will be able to study this Professional Master’s Degree in a 100% online format, which means this program is even compatible with a full-time job.

Improve the care of your patients with training offered by the Professional Master’s Degree in Neonatal Intensive Care and Neonatal Nursing"

This Professional Master’s Degree in Neonatal Intensive Care and Neonatal Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features of the program include:

  • More than 100 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
  • The latest information on the nursing care of a newborn patient in intensive care
  • Presentation of practical workshops on procedures, nursing care and diagnosis and treatment 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 Professional Master’s Degree is the best investment you can make when selecting a refresher program, for two reasons: in addition to updating your knowledge in neonatology, you will obtain a Professional Master's Degree 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.

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 professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the academic 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 taking the Professional Master’s Degree in Neonatal Intensive Care and Neonatal Nursing"

It includes real clinical cases to bring the development of the program closer to everyday practice"


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 Professional Master’s Degree in Neonatal Intensive Care and Neonatal Nursing contains the most complete and updated 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 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

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. Neonatal Resuscitation

3.1. Neonatal Resuscitation

3.1.1. Neonatal Risk Factors
3.1.2. General Procedures in the Moments Prior to Delivery

3.2. Resuscitation Team
3.3. Neonatal Resuscitation Equipment
3.4. Resuscitation Procedures
3.5. Respiratory Assistance Methods
3.6. Cardiac Massage
3.7. Administration of Medication: Drugs and Fluids
3.8. Neonatal Cardiorespiratory Arrest Care
3.9. Special Situations for Resuscitation
3.10. Basic Principals for a Successful Resuscitation and Possible Complications that Could Arise During the Resuscitation

Module 4. Pharmacology in Neonatology

4.1. General Aspects of Neonatal Pharmacology
4.2. Modifications in the Reaction of Drugs in Newborns
4.3. Pharmacokinetics in Neonatology

4.3.1. Absorption of Drugs
4.3.2. Distribution of Drugs
4.3.3. Binding of Drug to Plasma Proteins According to Development
4.3.4. Metabolism or Biotransformation of Drugs in the Child
4.3.5. Excretion of Drugs in Neonatology

4.4. Pharmacodynamics in Neonatology
4.5. Dosage Guidelines

4.5.1. Excipients Used in Neonatal Formulations
4.5.2. Therapeutic Guidelines

4.6. Drug Interactions

4.6.1. Types of Pharmacological Interactions
4.6.2. Interaction Risk Prevention

4.7. Use of Drugs in Neonatology

Module 5. Principles of Drug Administration and Vascular Access in Neonatology

5.1. Principles of Drug Administration in the NICU

5.1.1. Enteral Route
5.1.2. Rectal Route
5.1.3. Intramuscular Route
5.1.4. Subcutaneous Route
5.1.5. Intravenous Route

5.2. Specific Ways to Administer Drugs I: Rapid Intravenous Route
5.3. Specific Ways to Administer Drugs II: Intravenous Route with a Specific Infusion
5.4. Specific Ways to Administer Drugs III: Continuous Intravenous Route
5.5. Specific Ways of Administering Drugs IV: Peripheral Venous Route

5.5.1. Necessary Equipment
5.5.2. Procedure
5.5.3. Maintaining the Line
5.5.4. Removing the Line
5.5.5. Possible Complications that Could Arise

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

5.6.1. Indications
5.6.2. Necessary Equipment
5.6.3. Procedure
5.6.4. Precautions
5.6.5. Contraindications
5.6.6. Complications

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

5.7.1. Indications
5.7.2. Necessary Equipment
5.7.3. Preparation
5.7.4. Common Procedure for the Umbilical Artery and Umbilical Vein
5.7.5. Contraindications
5.7.6. Complications

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

5.8.1. Indications
5.8.2. Necessary Equipment
5.8.3. Procedure
5.8.4. Extraction of a Catheter
5.8.5. Precautions
5.8.6. Contraindications
5.8.7. Complications

Module 6. Premature Child

6.1. Etiopathogenesis of Prematurity
6.2. Differential Diagnosis of Premature Newborns
6.3. Arrival of an Underweight Premature Newborn
6.4. Clinical Features and Complications of a Premature Newborn

6.4.1. Respiratory Pathology
6.4.2. Neurological Pathology
6.4.3. Ophthalmologic Pathology
6.4.4. Cardiovascular Pathology
6.4.5. Digestive Pathology
6.4.6. Immunological Pathology
6.4.7. Metabolic Pathology
6.4.8. Hematologic Pathology
6.4.9. Endocrinologic pathology
6.4.10. Complications

6.5. Care Procedure and Prognosis of a Premature Newborn

6.5.1. Sequelae and Follow-up Monitoring

6.6. Aspects to be Monitored During the Recovery Period, Discharge and Post Care

6.6.1. Hospital Discharge
6.6.2. Rules of Conduct
6.6.3. Feeding
6.6.4. Pharmalogical Supplements
6.6.5. Neuropsychological and Somatometric Monitoring
6.6.6. Prevention of Respiratory Infections
6.6.7. Vaccinations for Premature Newborns

Module 7. Thermal Management, Pain Control and Sedation of the Newborn

7.1. Thermal Management in a Newborn

7.1.1. Introduction of Thermoregulation
7.1.2. Neutral Thermal Environment
7.1.3. First Hours of Life
7.1.4. Effects of Thermal Environment on a Newborn
7.1.5. Guidelines for Assessing the Temperature of a Newborn
7.1.6. Hypothermia in a Newborn with Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy as a Neuroprotective Mechanisms of Action for Hypothermia Neuroprotection with Cerebral Hypothermia Afterwards Hypoxic-Ischemic Indications of Hypothermia Contraindications of Hypothermia Exit Criteria Once Hypothermia has Begun

7.2. Pain Management in a Newborn

7.2.1. Physiology of Pain in a Newborn
7.2.2. Short and Long-Term Consequences of Pain
7.2.3. Measurement of Pain in a Newborn
7.2.4. Treatment of Pain in a Newborn
7.2.5. Pain Management in Some Common Procedures in the NICU

7.3. Sedation of a Newborn

7.3.1. Anesthetic Drugs
7.3.2. Hypnotic/ Sedative Drugs
7.3.3. Withdrawal Syndrome in a Newborn

Module 8. Water, Electrolyte and Metabolic Disorders of a Newborn

8.1. Fluids and Electrolytes in a Newborn

8.1.1. Hydroelectrolyte Balance
8.1.2. Imsensible Water Loss
8.1.3. Electrolytes Sodium (Na) Potassium (K) Calcium (Ca)

8.1.4. Glucose

8.2. Water Balance in Neonatals Admitted to the ICU

8.2.1. Patient Monitoring
8.2.2. Adequate Water Balance
8.2.3. Objectives for the Management of Fluids in Newborns Weighing Less Than 1.500g
8.2.4. Different Stages during the Management of Fluids in Newborns Weighing Less Than 1.500g
8.2.5. Alternative Ways of Calculating Water Balance in a Critically Ill Calculation of Insensible Losses (IL) or Insensible Gains (IG) Calculation of Insensible Losses (IL) with Weight Gain Calculation of Insensible Losses (IL) with Weight Loss

8.3. Very Premature Newborns and Hyperosmolar State

8.3.1. When Should Fluids be Restricted in a Very Premature Newborn?
8.3.2. When Should the Need for Fluids be Increased in a Very Premature Newborn?

Module 9. Newborn Feeding: Breastfeeding/Formula Feeding and Feeding of the Hospitalized Infant

9.1. General Aspects of a Newborn’s diet
9.2. Requirements and Feeding Objectives of the Breastfeeding Infant
9.3. Breastfeeding
9.4. Enteral Nutrition

9.4.1. Indications for Enteral Feeding
9.4.2. Contraindications for Enteral Feeding
9.4.3. Enteral Feeding Methods
9.5. Parenteral Nutrition
9.5.1. Indications for Parenteral Feeding
9.5.2. Contraindications for Parenteral Feeding
9.5.3. Vein Administration Routes
9.5.4. Recommendations for the Monitoring of Administration Routes
9.5.5. Components of Parenteral Nutrition
9.5.6. Preparation and Administration of Parenteral Nutrition
9.5.7. Controls
9.5.8. Complications
9.5.9. Withdrawal of Parenteral Nutrition

Module 10. Nursing Interventions: Family Care, Perinatal Death and Neonatal Development

10.1. Family-Centred Care: Ways to Promote and Rebuild Family
10.2. The Family in the Neonatal Unit and NICU Setting
10.3. Nursing Interventions in the Neonatal Unit and NICU Setting
10.4. Perinatal Death: the Pain and the Grieving Process
10.5. The Intervention of Professionals in the NICU in Perinatal Death
10.6. Impact of the NICU Environment on Development
10.7. Neonatal Care Focused on Development
10.8. Interventions on the Macroenvironment of the Newborn
10.9. Interventions on the Microenvironment of the Newborn
10.10. Involvement of Nurses in Hospital Discharge

Module 11. Respiratory Pathophysiology and Respiratory Disorders in Neonatology

11.1. Pulmonary Development

11.1.1. Pulmonary Embryology
11.1.2. Review of Pulmonary Anatomy

11.2. Respiratory Physiology
11.3. Newborn Respiratory Problems
11.4. Involvement of Nursing Staff in Treating a Newborn with a Respiratory Disorder
11.5. Mechanical Ventilation

11.5.1. Nursing Care in Mechanical Ventilation
11.5.2. Forms of Ventilation Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Invasive Ventilation

11.6. Types of Materials for Administering Oxygen
11.7. Endotracheal Intubation and Extubation

11.7.1. Endotracheal Intubation
11.7.2. Extubation Process

11.8. Cricothyroidotomy or Coniotomy
11.9. Tracheotomy

Module 12. Cardiac Disorders and Congenital Heart Disease in Neonatology

12.1. General Aspects of the Cardiovascular System

12.1.1. Cardiac Embryology
12.1.2. Reminder of Cardiac Anatomy

12.2. Syndromic Classification of Congenital Heart Disease

12.2.1. Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease
12.2.2. Congenital Heart Disease Without Cyanosis
12.2.3. Congenital Heart Disease Leading to Cardiogenic Shock

12.3. "Getting to Know" Congenital Heart Disease

12.3.1. Transposition of the Main Arteries
12.3.2. Isolated Ventricular Inversion or Corrected Transposition of the Main Arteries
12.3.3. Tetralogy of Fallot
12.3.4. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
12.3.5. Infradiaphragmatic Total Pulmonary Venous Drainage
12.3.6. Interruption of the Aortic Arch
12.3.7. Aortic Coarctation
12.3.8. Aortic Stenosis
12.3.9. Pulmonary Stenosis
12.3.10. Ebstein Disease
12.3.11. Complex Heart Disease with Heart Failure Without Pulmonary Stenosis
12.3.12. Congenital Heart Diseases with Left-Right Short Circuits

12.4. Nursing Care in Neonatal Heart Disease

12.4.1. Evaluation and Interventions of the Nursing Staff in Treating a Patient with Congenital Heart Disease
12.4.2. Nursing Care Plans

12.5. Preoperative and Postoperative Cardiac Surgery

12.5.1. Preoperative Care
12.5.2. Postoperative Care
12.5.3. Bacterial Endocarditis

Module 13. Neonatal Neurological Disorders

13.1. General Aspects of Neonatal Neurology

13.1.1. Embryology of the Nervous System
13.1.2. Basic Notions of the Nervous System Anatomy

13.2. Neonatal Neurological Examination
13.3. Neonatal Seizures
13.4. Neonatal Intracranial Hemorrhages
13.5. Hydrocephalus
13.6. Cerebral Hypothermia
13.7. Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Module 14. Neonatal Digestive Disorders

14.1. General Aspects of Neonatal Gastroenterology

14.1.1. Emryology of the Digestive System
14.1.2. Reminder of the Anatomy of the Digestive System

14.2. Procedures for Handling Nasogastric and Orogastric Tubes
14.3. Gastroesophageal Reflux
14.4. Esophageal Atresia
14.5. Necrotizing Enterocolitis
14.6. Ostomy Care

Module 15. Hematologic Disorders in Neonatology

15.1. General Aspects of Hematology
15.2. Neonatal Anemia
15.3. Fetal Hydrops
15.4. Neonatal Hiperbilirrubinemia
15.5. Polycythemia
15.6. Thrombocytopenia
15.7. Blood Transfusion and Blood By-Products in the Neonatal Period

Module 16. Renal Disorders in Neonatology 

16.1. General Aspects of Neonatal Nephrology

16.1.1. Embryology of the Renal System
16.1.2. Review of the Anatomy of the Renal System

16.2. Nephrological Pathology in a Newborn

16.2.1. Neonatal Bladder Catheterization

16.3. Urine Infection in a Newborn
16.4. Peritoneal Dialysis in a Newborn

Module 17. Neonatal Shock

17.1. Introduction to Neonatal Shock
17.2. Phases of Neonatal Shock
17.3. Types of Shock
17.4. Clinical Signs of Neonatal Shock
17.5. How to Address Neonatal Shock
17.6. Basis of Treatment for Neonatal Shock
17.7. Nursing Interventions for Neonatal Shock

17.7.1. Algorithm for Managing Neonatal Shock

17.8. Neonatal Sepsis and Septic Shock

17.8.1. Introduction to Neonatal Sepsis
17.8.2. Aetiopathogenesis
17.8.3. Etiology
17.8.4. Clinical symptoms
17.8.5. Diagnosis
17.8.6. Treatment

Module 18. Neonatal Preoperative and Postoperative Care

18.1. Nursing Care in Neonatal Surgery

18.1.1. General Preoperative Care
18.1.2. General Postoperative Care

18.2. Most Common Surgical Procedures

18.2.1. Choanal Atresia
18.2.2. Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula
18.2.3. Diaphragmatic Hernia
18.2.4. Abdominal Wall Defects
18.2.5. Necrotizing Enteritis
18.2.6. Imperforate Anus

18.3. Nursing Involvement in Neonatal Preoperative and Postoperative Care

Module 19. General Skin Care in Neonatology

19.1. General Aspects of Neonatal Dermatology

19.1.1. Embryological Recall
19.1.2. Histologic Recall

19.2. Newborn Skin Care Practices
19.3. Transient Benign Skin Lesions

19.3.1. Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum
19.3.2. Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis 
19.3.3. Milia
19.3.4. Miliaria
19.3.5. Neonatal Acne
19.3.6. Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis
19.3.7. Dermal Melanocytosis
19.3.8. Telangiectatic Nevus or Maternal Nevi
19.3.9. Harlequin Coloring

19.4. Infections in a Newborn

19.4.1. Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)
19.4.2. Neonatal Cutaneous Candidiasis
19.4.3. Neonatal Impetigo
19.4.4. Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome
19.4.5. Neonatal Chickenpox

Module 20. Other Neonatal Pathologies: Metabolopathies, Chromosomopathies and Neonatal Oncology

20.1. Metabolopathies

20.1.1. Criteria for Listing a Metabolopathy in Neonatal Screening
20.1.2. Screening Techniques: Procedure for the Heel Prick Test
20.1.3. Different Types of Screening for the Various Metabolopathies

20.2. Most Common Chromosomopathies

20.2.1. Aneuploidies Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) Trisomy 13 (Patau’s Syndrome) Turner Syndrome (45XO) or Monosomy X Klinefelter Syndrome (47XXY)

20.2.2. Major Structural Changes
20.2.3. Study of Chromosomal Alterations

20.3. Neonatal Oncology

20.3.1. Neuroblastoma
20.3.2. Wilms Tumor
20.3.3. Teratomas

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