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

Everyone Should Be CPR Certified!

by AngySparrow - 2019-09-12 02:45:06

My thought on the subject of CPR is simple.  Every human over the age of 9 years should know CPR  & the Hendrick Maneuver.  




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 

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