A Resource-Efficient Turning Schedule for Bed-Bound Patients

Bed-bound patients need to be regularly repositioned to prevent excessive pressure on a single area of body, which can lead to pressure ulcers. Our main contribution in this research was:  (1) Ulcer risk assessment for different regions of skin based on pressure; (2) Posture-pressure model development to predict risk; (3) Optimal turning schedule that minimizes nursing effort while keeping ulcer risk at an acceptable level.

Selected Publication:

  • “A Resource-Efficient Planning for Pressure Ulcer Prevention”, TITB, 2012.
  • “A Posture Scheduling Algorithm Using Constrained Shortest Path to Prevent Pressure Ulcers”, BIBM, 2011.
  • “Bed Posture Classification for Pressure Ulcer Prevention”, EMBC, 2011.
  • “Pressure Ulcer Prevention: An Efficient Turning Schedule for Bed-Bound Patients”, LiSSA, 2011.