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Neuroscience Acute Care/Epilepsy Monitoring (Zayed 12 EAST)

This unit specializes in the interdisciplinary care for adult neurology and neurosurgery patients. Imbedded in the unit is a six bed area for the evaluation of new or recurring seizure activity in patients of all ages, the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU).

Patient Population
  • Ages: Adult on 12EAST; infant to adult in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Diagnoses include brain tumor, aneurysm, complex spinal surgery, intracranial hemorrhage, Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulator placement, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, Guillian-Barre, any disease that would affect the brain or spinal column, and seizures 
  • Average length of stay:  4.5 days
Number of Beds
  • 26 adult
  • 6 epilepsy monitoring
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 4 Patients: 1 Nurse - Day Shift; 4-5 Patients: 1 Nurse - Night Shift
Rotation/Shifts
  • 8 and 12 hours
  • Flexible, self-schedule
Skill Mix
  • 60 percent RN
  • Clinical associates
  • Clinical technicians
  • Clinical Customer Service Coordinator (CCSC)
  • Clinical Customer Service Representative (CCSR)
  • Support associates
Orientation
  • 12 weeks for new graduates including the  SPRING program
  • For more experienced staff orientation is tailored to the needs of the new hire.

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Why I Choose Neuroscience Nursing

Carly Turner

"At Hopkins, you really are able to become an expert in your department. You gain the respect and trust of your peers and of the physicians. It's a good feeling to know that you know what you're doing."

—Carly Turner, RN
Neuroscience Critical Care Unit

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