Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
In October 2011, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center opened the doors to one of the first state-of-the-art inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) in Arizona. EMU allows for long-term EEG monitoring (brain wave activity) along with continuous observation of video/audio, EEG data, and cardiac telemetry.
Patients are referred to the EMU by their neurologist or epileptologist for several reasons—these include medication changes for optimal seizure control, for seizure classification, or to determine whether a patient is a candidate for epilepsy surgery.
Patients can expect to spend anywhere from 3-5 days in the EMU. An EMU admission is often an elective admission as it is a significant commitment of time on the part of the patient.
Please review the following patient instructions prior to your EMU admission and following your discharge from EMU:
- Patient Instructions (English)
- Patient Instructions (Espanol)
- Discharge Instructions (English)
- Discharge Instructions (Espanol)
The EMU team is committed to providing an excellent patient experience and making sure that the patient’s stay is safe and comfortable.
Learn more about the inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit or call (602) 839-0600.