Two-finger chest compression technique in infant (1 rescuer)
This color illustration shows the two-finger chest compression technique being performed on an infant by a lone rescuer providing CPR. The victim is in a supine position and, for best results, on a firm surface. With 2 fingers placed just below the intermammary line, the rescuer compresses the sternum at least one-third the depth of the chest, which is about 4 centimeters or 1.5 inches. (Do not compress over the xiphoid or ribs.) The technique can be used by lay rescuers or healthcare providers. This figure is copyright 2015 by the American Heart Association.