Sara Cohen, MSN, RN, a clinical nurse education specialist at Penn Medicine, has been a long-time volunteer for the School District of Philadelphia, but she wanted to do more. When she found the interactive, hands-on Heimlich Heroes program, created by Deaconess Associations, Inc. and the Heimlich Institute, she decided to team up with school nurses and gym and health teachers to lead kid-friendly sessions. Using funding provided by a Penn Medicine CAREs grant, she was able to purchase posters, bookmarks, and special training dolls that feature a diaphragm, trachea, and lungs. If a child performs the maneuver correctly, a piece of foam will pop out of the doll’s mouth. To date, Cohen has helped train more than 1,300 students in grades 1-8, in six different Philadelphia public schools.