Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is specially designed and equipped to care for pediatric patients undergoing Video EEG Monitoring. Patients in the EMU are admitted for classification of spells, seizure characterization and quantification, medication management, or evaluation for surgery. The multidisciplinary team approach enables us to provide tailored care plans while providing a tranquil environment for our pediatric patients.

During the EMU process, patients are monitored by a team of pediatric trained Neurodiagnostic Technologists 24 hours a day. The team of Neurodiagnostic Technologists monitor the patients via real-time video EEG systems. It is important to note that audio and video are being recorded during the monitoring process. This is necessary in order to recognize behavior changes, events, or other activity requiring response by the Epilepsy Monitoring team.

Learn more about the Lurie Children's Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in the video below.

Video EEG Monitoring

Our team provides an advanced treatment approach made possible by state-of-the-art imaging, EEG trending software and Video EEG diagnostic systems.

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EMU Team

padilla-erik.jpgErik Padilla, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, CLTM, MBA

Director, Neurodiagnostics

 

 

 

Our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit team also consists of: 

Epilepsy Monitoring Program Accreditation

abret-logo.jpgThe Epilepsy Monitoring Program has earned accreditation by the Long Term Monitoring Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET LAB-LTM by meeting strict standards and is to be recognized as a place where patients and physicians can have confidence they are receiving quality diagnostics.