Talbot County CPR Marathon Teaches Life-Saving Skills - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Talbot County CPR Marathon Teaches Life-Saving Skills

Posted:

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.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Headed Toward Maryland

    Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Headed Toward Maryland

    Farmers like Jennie Schmidt of Queen Anne's County know all too well how hard it is to grow grapes. And now Mother Nature, in the shape of a quarter-sized, red and black polka-dotted bug, is about to make Schmidt's job even more challenging. The spotted lanternfly, already pestering nearby states like Pennsylvania and Virginia, is on its way to Maryland.

    More

    Farmers like Jennie Schmidt of Queen Anne's County know all too well how hard it is to grow grapes. And now Mother Nature, in the shape of a quarter-sized, red and black polka-dotted bug, is about to make Schmidt's job even more challenging. The spotted lanternfly, already pestering nearby states like Pennsylvania and Virginia, is on its way to Maryland.

    More
  • Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Names Private Ambulance Company & PRMC

    Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Names Private Ambulance Company & PRMC

    Federal authorities are investigating claims a private ambulance company committed Medicare fraud with the participation of Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

    A lawsuit filed in federal court outlines an alleged scheme to rake in tens of millions of dollars by over-billing Medicare on tens of thousands of non-emergency trips.

    More

    Federal authorities are investigating claims a private ambulance company committed Medicare fraud with the participation of Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

    A lawsuit filed in federal court outlines an alleged scheme to rake in tens of millions of dollars by over-billing Medicare on tens of thousands of non-emergency trips.

    More
  • Cruisin OC Heads back to Ocean City

    Cruisin OC Heads back to Ocean City

    It's official, Cruisin OC will be rolling through Ocean City once again in the Spring. Earlier this week, the council approved dates for the car show.
    Some locals say they're dreading for when those dates arrive. George Balunis, an Ocean City resident, says when the car events come into town, he stays inside.
    More
    It's official, Cruisin OC will be rolling through Ocean City once again in the Spring. Earlier this week, the council approved dates for the car show.
    Some locals say they're dreading for when those dates arrive. George Balunis, an Ocean City resident, says when the car events come into town, he stays inside.
    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices