Business Name:                      Aprende Canada
Business Type:                        Sole proprietorship
Established date:                   March 4th, 2013
Location:                               Toronto, Canada
Website:                                www.aprendecanada.com
E-mail address:                      info@aprendecanada.com

                                      
Mission

To provide continuing education opportunities to sonographers and sonologists so they gain relevant and required skills to maintain and improve their proficiency level.

 
Services

Ultrasound training

Ultrasound specialties

  • General: abdominal and superficial structures
  • Vascular: abdominal and peripheral
  • Transplant Doppler: liver, kidney, and pancreas
  • Musculoskeletal


 
Training modalities

  • On-site
  • Online
  • Conference lectures
  • Customized based on client’s needs


Consulting

Focuses

  • Ultrasound
  • Education


Areas

  • Curriculum design
  • Curriculum development
  • Protocol design


Products

Instructional ultrasound videos

Abdomen

  • Liver
  • Biliary system
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Bowel
  • Kidneys
  • Aorta, Inferior Vena Cava and Common Iliac vessels


Abdominal vascular

  • Liver Doppler
  • Renal Doppler


Peripheral Vascular

  • Upper extremity arteries
  • Upper extremity veins
  • Lower extremity arteries
  • Lower extremity veins
  • Extracranial carotid arteries


Neck

  • Thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands


Musculoskeletal

  • Shoulder



History

After working for 15+ years as a sonographer and sonography instructor in large and small healthcare facilities and 10+ years as an ultrasound professor, both in Toronto, Canada, I realized that there was a need for continuing education for sonographers in areas such as vascular and musculoskeletal ultrasound. I decided then to create Aprende Canada to satisfy that need.

Aprende Canada encompasses both of my passions, ultrasound and education. Therefore, I devote all my sonography and education experience in my training and training products.

CEO/Founder—Leonardo Faundez  
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I am a registered Canadian diagnostic medical generalist and vascular sonographer with 18+ years of experience in large and small healthcare facilities. My studies include a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, a Bachelor of Adult Education degree, a Nuclear Medicine diploma, an Ultrasound diploma, a certificate on Supplemental Instruction, and a Master degree in Adult Education.

In my 11+ years of experience in adult education, I taught and trained sonography students, radiology residents, radiology fellows, and other health care professionals in a variety of learning environments. In addition, I gained considerable experience in curriculum design and curriculum development, as well as in the creation of simulation training activities and innovative instructional tools, such as the creation of a scrotal ultrasound phantom.

I have presented at Canadian and American conferences presenting different topics in the sonography field. Furthermore, my article on how to create a scrotal phantom (mentioned above) was published in the Canadian Journal of Medical Sonography (CJMS) in 2011. At least one American and two Canadian schools have already implemented this idea as part of their curricula.


Company Accomplishments

October 2017

Aprende Canada starts a partnership with the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences (OAMRS) to build a repertoire of Ultrasound Continuing Education courses on general, vascular and musculoskeletal scanning for distribution Canada wide.

 March 2017

Aprende Canada releases 16 videos (English version) currently offered online.

 July 2016

Aprende Canada starts educational collaboration with the Institute of Osteopathic Science to teach their students on cross-sectional anatomy using ultrasound.

August 2015

Aprende Canada is appointed the development of an ultrasound program (curriculum development) by Pharma-Medical Science College of Canada.


Media

Aprende Canada Vascular and Musculoskeletal videos

Aprende Canada Abdominal Ultrasound videos

Aprende Canada Neck Ultrasound video

Aprende Canada Youtube Channel

Aprende Canada Facebook page

Aprende Canada

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