Brazilian nurses Semei Araujo Cunha and Vanessa Formention have come up with an innovative solution they call “little hands of love” to help COVID patients. By filling latex gloves with warm water and interlacing them with the patient’s hand, nurses help warm up the patient’s hand and mimic the sensation of human touch. This solution helps improve blood flow and reduces the false low oxygen level readings that patients with cold hands often have. The “little hands of love” also help comfort the patient, by creating the sensation that someone is holding hands with them. Other hospitals around the city of San Carlos are also using the technique as Brazil faces growing numbers COVID-19 cases.
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