d. Place your middle finger (same hand) on the notch with your index finger just
above it. Your index finger will be resting on the lower end of the breastbone (figure
e. Place the heel of your other hand on the lower half of the breastbone next to
and above (toward the person's head) your two fingers (figure 3-16 C). Do not form a
fist. The heel of this hand is on the compression site (lower half of the sternum and
above the xiphoid process). Using this compression site avoids pressing on the tip of
the breastbone, which could result in further injury.
Make sure the heel of your hand is on the breastbone and is not resting
on the ribs.
Figure 3-16. Locating the compression site for chest thrusts.