BOC Certified Mastectomy Fitter - 100% Online
ABC: (Pending) - BOC: 6 (S), 2.5 (B) - A Certified Mastectomy Fitter (CMF) measures a patient and properly fits, dispenses, and adjusts external breast prostheses, bras, and related supplies. Trained and certified mastectomy fitters are integral to the physical and emotional well-being of patients, providing instruction and training on how to properly use and maintain post-mastectomy devices. Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) CMFs are recognized professionally as having completed rigorous education and training that satisfies professional standards.
How it works:
CFS has worked with the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC)to offer a 100% online Mastectomy Fitter Course to the healthcare community. This class is 100% online, with NO TRAVEL.
Part I of the Mastectomy Fitter Course is completed self-paced online via Distance Learning. This portion of the course consists of narrated PowerPoint lectures, printable lecture notes, lab assignments, study activities and self-assessments. Successful completion of all lab assignments is required for attendance of the live portion of the class. This portion of the class is estimated to take between 7-8 hours to complete, depending on how quickly the student works. The average time per module is 50 minutes.
Part II of the Mastectomy Fitter Course (checkoff) is completed during a live, instructor led, web-based session that spans 1 to 2 hours, via the ZOOM video conferencing application. This portion of the course consists of completion of various lab assignments, demonstrated by the instructor and reproduced by the students using a mock patient at their location.
Students will be responsible for fitting a basic set of products (basic set). Students are solely responsible for obtaining a basic set of products and tools and to have a mock patient available for the 1 to 2 hour checkoff. A desktop, laptop or cell phone with microphone and camera is required. Free application download is required. The student is not limited to any one brand or specific styling in order to foster diversity in products. The basic set of required products and tools may be new or used, and are outlined below:
(1) Tape measure
(1) Mastectomy Bra to fit Mock Patient
(1) Mastectomy Form to fit Mock Patient
(1) Post-Surgical Camisole to fit Mock Patient
(1) Printable Forms (PDF)
Each student will be assessed on indications/contraindications for the product, successful identification of pertinent landmarks, successful donning of the product, instructing the mock patient in donning, doffing and care of the product, and troubleshooting fit. Successful completion of all lab assignments is required for eligibility to take the final exam. Successful completion of the final exam with a score of 70% or greater is required for successful completion of the course and certificate award. This portion of the class is estimated to take 1-2 hours to complete.
Once the student has completed the self-paced portion of the class, and successfully passed the final exam with a 70% or greater, they can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule the live checkoff.