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Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has a long history of caring for people with epilepsy. The dedicated staff and physicians in the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center continue this tradition each and every day, as we assess, care for, and treat adults and children with seizure disorders.

The following videos will provide you with valuable information about the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), a specialized six-bed inpatient unit in The Johns Hopkins Hospital designed to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients of all ages. Staffed with specially trained medical, nursing and technical personnel who monitor patients 24-hours a day, the EMU is equipped with computer-based monitoring equipment expressly designed for the evaluation of seizure disorders.

What is an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)?

The EMU is a specialized inpatient unit equipped with computer-based monitoring equipment expressly designed for the evaluation of seizure disorders. Treatment options can be determined based on results of this evaluation. For example, patients who suffer from seizures which are difficult to diagnose and manage are likely to be admitted to the EMU. Watch the video below to learn more.

Preparing for your visit

The comfort of our patients is a key goal. As such, patients are encouraged to prepare for their stay in the EMU as much as possible. Watch the video  to learn more.

Caring for Surgical Patients

Patients who are being considered for seizure surgery will be admitted to the EMU for monitoring to identify to location in the brain the seizures begin. Watch the video below to learn more.

Patient Resources

Watch the video below to learn more.

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Learn more about the epilepsy monitoring unit at the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center.

 

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