Does having a pacemaker prevent CPR certification?

CPR Certification is being offered through work, and while doing the prep exercises, it struck me that having a device might actually prevent me from being able to get my certification.

Does anybody else have any experience with this?


Thanks in advance...




not at all

by Tracey_E - 2019-09-11 21:42:20

Why would it? As long as you feel physically capable of doing the compressions, it's fine. I've kept up my certification for years now and renewed more times than I can count.

by the time i got my p.m. i retired

by jessie - 2019-09-11 23:37:19

it's something if are certified for many years you never really forget. even tho not as strong if noone else around and i found someone in need i would attempt it. better than nothing. if other poeple around i owuld ask do you know cpr


by ROBO Pop - 2019-09-12 12:42:56

Unless you're being certified as the CPR dummy why on earth would it affect your ability to qualify

I dunno robo

by witchDoctor - 2019-09-12 17:44:29

thats why im asking.  lol.

not everybody is as enlightened as you clearly are

Good question

by TRISH OB - 2019-09-14 11:59:24

I thought it was a good question I want to know officially too. Does being around the AED machine when it's on affect the PM

NEWBY getting mine in on the 19th.a little nervous.

Regards Trish 

CPR Instructor

by lmpres - 2019-09-17 18:50:56


I am a CPR Instructor and also have had a PM put in 2 years ago.  The AID machine you see in the training is really just a toy.  No need to be nervous.  I asked our lead instructor about the real AED and he came back with the response of just keep 24"s away from it when it's going and you're all set.  What I have found to be helpful is to be able to explain to others in the class where it (mine) is placed, what it looks like from the outside, and that you can place the stickers right over it.  Have had many thank me for explaining these things.

You know you're wired when...

You have a 25 year mortgage on your device.

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It may be the first time we've felt a normal heart rhythm in a long time, so of course it seems too fast and too strong.