For some of these tests, you will need to be admitted to hospital. Adults are admitted to our adult Neurology ward, Ward 6 East, and children to our Paediatrics Ward. These are both located at Austin Hospital.
Possible tests include:
Epilepsy video monitoring, or video EEG monitoring (VEM) is a specialised test for epilepsy that requires you to be admitted to the Neurology or Paediatrics ward at Austin Hospital.
During the test, you will stay time connected to an EEG monitor while under constant video surveillance. The typical stay is one to two weeks, and someone who is familiar with your seizures will need to stay with you at all times, including overnight.