Basic life support providers' assessment of centre of the chest and inter-nipple line for hand position and their underlying anatomical structures

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  • Thomas Butler
  • James W Digby
  • John Hughes
  • David Higgie
  • Mark Minshall
  • Ben Miller

Colleges, School and Institutes


Effective chest compression is an integral part of good quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation. There remains uncertainty over the optimal method for identifying the correct hand position for chest compression. The aim of this study was to identify the relationship between basic life support (BLS) providers assessment of the inter-nipple line (INL) versus the centre of the chest (CoC) and to identify the anatomical structures underneath these landmarks.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-4
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011