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Timothy S
West 65th street
(Detroit Shoreway)
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First AED placed

the project

Thanks to everyone for their generousity. A new AED has been ordered and will soon be placed in a neighborhood establishment. In addition, the staff of that location will also receive a free CPR training class. The additional funds will be placed into a DSCDO account to cover the cost of replacement pads and batteries, so that the AEDs in the neighborhood will be ready for any emergency for years to come.

the steps

Gordon Square CPR will expand it's role to include placing AEDs in high-traffic and high-risk areas of the community and identifying partners to ensure the AEDs are maintained.

why we're doing it

According the the American Heart Association, more than 350,000 people experience an out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest each year. Locally, Cleveland EMS attempted resuscitation on 538 persons in 2017. According to local media reports, only 26 (5%) survived neurologically intact.

Through the Gordon Square CPR AED program, we aim to increase the chances of survial from Sudden Cardiac Arrest within the community and ultimatly save lives.


Disbursed Budget 5.30.18

Raised = $1,620.00

less ioby Platform Fee $35.00

less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $46.17

Total to Disburse = $1,538.83

AED w Cabinet 78th st studios 695.00

LGBT AED Cabinet 139.00

Replacement Pads and Batteries 704.83


Updated Budget 5.30.18

AED w Cabinet 78th st studios $695

LGBT AED Cabinet $139

Replacement Pads and Batteries $705

Subtotal = $1,539

ioby Platform Fee $35

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $46

Total to raise = $1,620


Original Budget

  • Refurbished AED: $700-$1,200
  • Wall cabinet: $100
  • CPR breathing mask and other accessories: $20

Inital total: $820- $1,320

Replacement batteries and pads:

  • $100-$250 every 2-5 years depending upon manufacuer.

Total cost over time: $920- $1,570

Subtotal = $1,539

ioby Platform Fee $35

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $46

Total to raise = $1,620


First AED placed

Our first Public Access AED is now in place at Gypsy Beans coffee shop and bakery at 6425 Detroit rd in Cleveland. Thanks to the managment of this buisness for partnering with us to make this possible. We look forward to placing more AEDs throughout the neighborhood.

Public Access AED programs: building resilience for when EMS will be delayed.

Studies have linked climate change to an increased risk of nautral disasters. As demonstrated during hurricanes Harvey and Maria, the medical system has the potential to be compromised during a disaster event. One news organization estimated that over 1,000 additional people died in Puerto Rico after Maria, not from direct storm injuries, but from the lack of medical care after the storm. EMS systems that respond to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) are particularly vulnerable during a disaster, as their response is often so delayed that there is little chance of meaningful resuscitation.

While hurricanes are are rare in Cleveland, natural events such as blizzards, severe storms, and flooding often delay EMS response. Man made events, such as championship parades, protests. and road races, also stress EMS systems because not only do large crowds restrict travel, but many participants also require EMS services. Large events also impact the health and wellness of those located near the event. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine documented an increased mortality among nearby residents during major marathon events. The author's speculated this was likely due to a delayed EMS response.

One way to combat the increased morbidity and mortality that comes with a delayed response is via a Public Access AED program. A recent American Heart Association study found that public access AEDs were effective in increasing survival in areas with a prolonged EMS response. By placing more public access AEDs and providing CPR/AED training, Gordon Square CPR is not only preparing for everyday emergencies, but also building critical resilience infastructure for times when EMS will be delayed.

As seen on News Channel 5

Few emergency prepairdness items are more valuable than an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). This is especially true in times when EMS may be delayed, such as during a nautral disaster. In this neighborhood, however, there are very few AEDs outside of public schools. This Newschannel5 story talks a little about how this initative aims place more AEDs in high-risk and high-traffic areas of the community.

Study shows early AED use results in 66% SCA survival.

A recent study found that the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest double when an AED is applied before EMS arrives at the scene.


Interested in learning where the AEDs are located in your community? Download the free Pulsepoint App

This app was created primarily to send text alerts to CPR-trained bystanders in the event of a Cardiac Arrest in a public place, but i also shows the locations of registered AEDs within a community. 



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