Epilepsy Monitoring Units

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 is treating seizures), neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurse specialists, EEG technologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and others with special training and experience in epilepsy treatment.

To learn more about epilepsy centers, read the revised 2010 guidelines for epilepsy center 

To find an epilepsy center, visit the National Association of Epilepsy Center's website.  The National Association of Epilepsy Center (NAEC) provides a listing of epilepsy centers that are self-designated as a comprehensive medical or surgical epilepsy center and who are members of NAEC.