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.
The EEG Laboratory at St. Louis Children’s Hospital is nationally accredited by the EEG Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET (LAB-EEG). Accreditation means that the EEG Lab meets high technical standards and delivers quality diagnostics to aid in the care of your child.