Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is a state of the art, child friendly, epilepsy monitoring unit accommodating up to 10 patients daily. Our unit is designated Level 4 by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), which is the highest level for units specializing in a continuum of care for patients; from seizure evaluation, to seizure treatment plan.
The staff is comprised of collaborative team of EEG technologists and nurses.
The 8 staff EEG technologists have more than 100 years of cumulative experience in electoneurodiagnostics. They monitor video/EEG and analyze patient data. The specialized nursing staff including nurse practitioners ensure state-of-the –art patient care and individualized attention to each family.
The unit has a centralized monitoring “hub” from which EEG staff monitors patients. Patient rooms are on either side of the hub, with a beautiful view of the Birmingham area. Children also have access to a monitored playroom where they can enjoy games, television and internet access.
The EEG Lab is accredited by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic Technologists (ABRET) and is open Monday through Friday. The main lab is at the McWane Building while a satellite outpatient lab is situated at Children’s South. Services provided in both the inpatient and outpatient settings include:
- EEG, Routine and Prolonged
- EEG, Ambulatory
- EEG, Continuous bedside
- EP (Evoked Potentials)
- IOM (Intraoperative Monitoring)
- Long-term (intensive care) Video/ EEG monitoring
The services EEGs are performed with state of the art equipment in a child friendly setting. There are 7 EEG technologists on staff with over 100 years of experience in EEG diagnostic testing. The lab is also recognized as a training site for students pursuing the EEG field as a profession.