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Talbot County CPR Marathon Teaches Life-Saving Skills

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EASTON, Md.- It was a marathon of a different kind Wednesday in Talbot County. The annual CPR Marathon draws in hundreds of people looking to learn or re-learn skills that could save a life.

"There's over 300,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests every year," noted Brian LeCates, EMS division chief for Talbot County DES. "For someone that would collapse in a public place, or even in a private home, if someone can initiate CPR, their chances of survival almost double."

That is why people like Renee North participated in the event, which ran in hour-long classes at the Talbot County Community Center.

"I am a nurse, but I've been out of the clinical area for several years," North explained. "I actually ride a motorcycle with about three different groups and we're kind of an older population, and I thought it would be a good idea to just refresh my skills in case of an emergency."

Emergencies, North noted, that can happen at any time, and in any place.

"I mean, things happen, like it or not and we can't plan for that," she said. "The more people out there that are educated, the better."

And what better way to get educated than in the classroom -- with hands-on instruction on traditional CPR and use of automated defibrillators, or AEDs.   

"The idea behind the CPR marathon is to train as many layperson, people out in the community, so that there's a lot of people there that are trained, that can, in the event of a sudden, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, they can start CPR until EMS can arrive and take over the scene and begin the life-saving initiatives that we need to do to help save a life," said LeCates.

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