Our pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit offers top-of-the-line patient care as well as the most advanced technology for children experiencing seizures. Through the support of generous donors, we integrated digital wireless monitoring technology, making Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital the first and only mobile pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit in the state of Michigan. This work was funded through generous philanthropic support from the Steve and Amy Van Andel family and other donors.
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has the first the first mobile epilepsy monitoring unit in the state of Michigan and one of a few in the country. We’re proud to offer top-of-the-line patient care as well as the most advanced technology for patients experiencing seizures. Wireless monitoring offers children the ability to move freely about their room and floor playroom giving them and caretakers a place to interact and play normally while advanced neurodiagnostic testing is occurring. During the entirety of the stay in the EMU, the patient is being carefully monitored by a dedicated team of pediatric-trained epileptologists, nurses and monitoring technicians.
A monitoring study provides a detailed analysis of brain activity over a longer period of time. It allows the epilepsy experts to see details that can lead to better understanding of your child's condition and the most effective treatment plan.
At all times while you are in the EMU, our team of pediatric-trained epilepsy doctors, nurses and EEG monitoring technologists are actively involved in your child’s care. Our team and technology will record your child's brain and seizure activity, around the clock.