Before you are admitted to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), review the following checklist so you can be sure to adequately prepare for your stay in the EMU.
Things You Can Do to Prepare for Admission
Take a shower and wash your hair the night before or morning of admission. Your hair should be clean with no hair products such as gels, sprays, mousse, or hair weaves. It is not necessary to cut your hair or shave your head.
Do not stop taking your medications unless your physician has told you to.
Bring your current medications with you or have a list of them, including any over-the-counter medications or supplements that you may take.
Bring a complete list of your medical and surgical history.
Bring your seizure diary.
Wear comfortable clothing or pajamas. Button-down shirts and elastic-waist pants are advisable. Rubber-soled slippers or sneakers should be worn when up and about the room.