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.