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A swimming pool in the ICU? By Wes Ely — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE

Published in The Wall Street Journal on June 17th, 2016“A swimming pool in the ICU? You must be nuts.”The nurse’s voice was almost lost amid the whooshing ventilator and infusion pumps. Five days earlier, we had admitted Bennie, a Vietnam veteran, to the intensive care unit of our VA hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Frail and…

via A swimming pool in the ICU? By Wes Ely — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE

Wow! As it should be. If a patient makes a request that is reasonable and can be fulfilled by family or staff-why not?