The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) is an eight-bed unit equipped with specialized EEG, video and audio recording equipment.
Patients, each in a private room, have EEG electrodes applied to their scalp for continuous EEG recording.
The electrodes are then connected to a video/EEG monitor that allows technicians to continuously watch the patient. When a seizure occurs, a member of the medical staff will enter the room to check on the patient and possibly do further epilepsy testing. A camera will record all activity and allow us to see what happens during a seizure. Nurses and other staff members are specially trained in responding to seizures and ensuring safety.