Published: Apr. 11, 2011
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
Learn more about the team of specialists who will take care of you during your stay evaluation in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.
Epileptologists: Board-certified neurologists with subspecialty training in epilepsy are in charge of your medical care within the EMU. They will order medications and interpret the EEG results on a daily basis. These physicians usually cover the EMU on a four-week rotation. The epileptologist on duty is always in close contact with your physician.
Neurology fellows, residents, and interns: Physicians in specialized neurology training as well as recently graduated doctors will participate in your care on a daily basis.
Nurse clinicians: Nurse clinicians in the EMU have an epilepsy and neurological care focus. They assist with inpatient care, coordination of studies, and additional testing needed for presurgical patients and education of patients, families, and caregivers.
Registered nurses: Nurses specializing in neurological care will have primary responsibility for your daily care.
Child life specialist: Professionally trained and certified members of the health care team, child life specialists provide educational and emotional support for children of all ages. Child life specialists are available to offer suggestions on ways to help your child through unfamiliar, frightening, or invasive medical procedures.
EEG technologists: Certified long-term monitoring technologists are responsible for obtaining accurate recordings and videos. They will be involved in your care daily by maintaining your electrodes and equipment to assure quality data-gathering.
Other staff as needed: A patient resource manager, dietitian, physical therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, stress therapist, and hospital chaplain are also available during your stay in the EMU.