What is mastectomy fitting? Mastectomy fitting is the practice of addressing medical conditions of the upper extremities and post-mastectomy surgical outcomes.
What does a mastectomy fitter do? Pursuant to a physician’s order, a mastectomy fitter 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.
BOC Mastectomy Fitters (BOC CMF) are qualified to provide and/or supervise the assessment, treatment plan development and implementation, follow-up and practice management of people using external breast prostheses and other post-mastectomy services. BOC CMFs are recognized professionally as having completed a rigorous education and training program that satisfies industry standards. The BOC CMF Scope of Practice provides greater detail regarding the role of a BOC Certified Mastectomy Fitter.
To become a BOC CMF, you will need to:
Successfully complete the mastectomy fitter candidate exam
The continuing education portal contains entry-level course providers that have gone through BOC's Course Provider Approval Program and meet the requirements for the BOC Certified Mastectomy Fitter (CMF). A comprehensive list of approved, entry-level CMF courses is provided for your reference. Please consult the BOC CMF Certification Process for full details on how to become certified.
Once you have earned BOC CMF credentials, you will need to demonstrate your commitment to professional growth by earning continuing education credits. The mastectomy fitting field is dynamic and evolving. Ongoing learning throughout your career is essential to keeping up with the latest technology and process improvements in your profession. You can submit your CEUs online and view your CEU record immediately at MyBOC, your personal web portal.