Figure 1-16. Palpating the sternal notch
i. Recheck the location of the target patch.
j. With the target patch securely attached to the casualty's skin, place the
introducer (bone needle cluster) into the target zone of the target patch. Maintain the
perpendicular aspect of the introducer to the manubrium (upper portion of the sternum
that articulates with the clavicles and first two pairs of ribs) (see figure 1-17).
Figure 1-17. Locating perpendicular access.