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April 5, 2019

Registration Fee 

  • $120 (Community Members)

Registration fees includes morning and afternoon refreshments and a parking pass are provided.


A mastectomy fitter is an allied health professional who is specifically educated and trained in the provision of breast prostheses and post-mastectomy services. This includes fitting, adjusting, or modifying devices that reflect the level of education and training received. This course is designed for new mastectomy fitters or as a review course for experienced fitters, and has been approved for 8 hours of CME credits by the ABC and for 9.25 CEU credits by the BOC.

The course will be conducted in Building 19, Room 110 on the SFCC campus and will be taught by Victoria Ferro, CFM with 15 years clinical experience. Registration for the course begins at 7:00 am and morning and afternoon breaks are provided with a parking pass. 

Course Outcomes

Topics included are: anatomy and physiology, terminology, measurement tools and techniques, forms and care, scope of practice, ethical standards, roles and responsibilities, referral documents and medical records, reimbursement protocols, safety procedures, risk management, fit of prostheses, evaluation of data, development of treatment plans, patient management and education, and federal and state rules and regulations.

Course Outline

7:00 – 7:30 a.m. Registration
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breast Prostheses
  • Anatomy and Pathology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Psychosocial Disorders/Issues
  • Symptoms of Compensatory Damage
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 – 11:45 am Mastectomy Products and Service
  • Measurement Tools and Techniques
  • Prosthetic Forms
  • Prostheses Care
  • Scope of Practice
  • Ethical Standards
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Patient Referrals
  • Practice Management/HIPPA
11:45 – 12:15 p.m. Lunch Break
12:15 – 2:15 p.m. Mastectomy Products and Services
  • Referral Document and Recording Data
  • Privileging Policies and Procedures
  • Universal Bio-Hazard Precautions
  • Reimbursement Protocols
  • Material Safety Procedures
  • Risk Management Federal and State Rules/Regulations
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Lab
  • Comprehensive Evaluation of Data and Treatment Plan
  • Measuring, Selection, and Diagnostic Fit of Prostheses
  • Patient Management, Education, Instruction
4:30 p.m. Evaluation and Adjourn


Ruthie H. Dearing, MHSA, JD
Program Coordinator
O & P Technology Program
Spokane Falls Community College
3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, Washington 99224
509-533-3231 FAX 509-533-4143