Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) is a specialized six-bed inpatient unit at CHI Health Immanuel designed to evaluate, diagnose, and treat seizures in patients.
Staffed with specially trained medical, nursing, and technical personnel monitoring patients 24 hours a day, the EMU is equipped with computer-based monitoring equipment expressly designed for the evaluation of seizure disorders. Based on this evaluation, treatment options can be determined.
Patients who suffer from seizures which are difficult to diagnose and manage are those most likely to be admitted to the EMU. Patients who are being considered for seizure surgery will also be admitted to the EMU for monitoring to identify the location where seizures originate within the brain.