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Table 2 Hand placement relative to internipple line (INL) or over abdomen

From: New pre-arrival instructions can avoid abdominal hand placement for chest compressions

Hand placement Reference instructions Intervention instructions  
[n = 18] [n = 18]
On/above INL 2 11  
Below INL 11 7  
Abdominal 5 0  
Hand placement Relative to INL    Difference
Mean offset* [mm] −46 (±47) 0.8 (±28) 47 [21, 73], p = 0.001
  1. * Minus sign indicates offset value caudal to INL. See “Hand placement measurement” in Methods section for definition.
  2. Results for hand placement. Mean offset is the distance between center of compressing hands and internipple line.