epilepsy monitoring unit [EMU]

An epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) is an inpatient unit run by specialists in epilepsy. These centers provide in-depth diagnostic and treatment services for people with difficult to diagnose or treat seizures or epilepsy. EMUs are typically part of a specialized epilepsy center that provides both outpatient and inpatient services to people with epilepsy and their families.  A patient’s team will typically include epileptologists (neurologists with special expertise in treating seizures), neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurse specialists, EEG technologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and others with special training and experience in epilepsy treatment.