How to Best Prepare for an EMU Stay - Webinar

Epilepsy News From: Monday, April 08, 2024

“Capturing the Waves: How to Best Prepare for an EMU Stay” Webinar

Ever wondered what an epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) is and how it can help manage epilepsy? In this webinar, you’ll learn what to expect during your EMU stay and must-have items to bring along. We also share tips and strategies to ensure you feel prepared and at ease throughout your visit.

Speakers [timestamp 0:50] on this webinar include Alison Kukla, MPH; Jacqueline French, MD; Archana Pasupleti, MD; Jessica Chappell; and Preston Reilly, PhD. The panelists for this presentation bring both professional and lived experience to this conversation to help you feel more comfortable about what will happen at the EMU.

At the beginning of the webinar, Dr. French discusses when EMUs were established and why they were created [timestamp 7:03]. According to Dr. French, as EMUs were used more frequently, it became apparent just how important they are for the understanding and diagnosis of epilepsy and different seizure types.  

Other items discussed during the webinar include:

  • What makes someone a candidate for an EMU stay [timestamp 13:37]
  • How caregivers can prepare themselves for the EMU [timestamp 22:47]
  • How data is collected about seizures [timestamp 27:28]
  • Tips on how to remove EEG glue from hair after leaving the EMU [timestamp 35:43]
  • Concerns to keep in mind [timestamp 43:46]

Authored by

Kaitlyn Gallagher

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