This educational programme is funded by a grant from Norgine. Norgine has no responsibility for content or conduct of this programme.
Welcome to the FastFacts area of the New Insights into HE educational resource.
One of the most important causes of cognitive dysfunction in patients with cirrhosis
is hepatic encephalopathy (HE).1
This FastFacts area includes a number of resources to help you identify patients
with HE and initiate appropriate management. HE is associated with substantial morbidity
and significant mortality.2 The need for better identification and management
of patients with HE is explored by our faculty in the educational programme.
This website is appropriate for both those with a primary interest in liver disease
and those with more diverse clinical responsibilities.
An introduction to hepatic encephalopathy
An introduction to the treatment for hepatic encephalopathy
Epidemiology and burden of HE
Pathophysiology and diagnosis of HE
Treatment of HE
Interactive case scenario
Instructions for use
There are four ‘FastFacts’ modules which you can access in any order. Each module
will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. You can track which modules you
have viewed by the indicator buttons next to each module. In order to obtain a FastFacts
certificate of completion, you will need to complete the Post-activity test and
Please access the Post-activity test here
or via the link on the menu above.
For more in-depth educational information and resources please access the main site
‘How I...’ diagnostic videos
make a diagnosis
A clinically focused series of 'tips' on the differential clinical diagnosis of
do pencil and paper tests
A practical guide on how to administer and interpret commonly used pencil and paper
tests of cognitive function
use and interpret an EEG
A practical guide on the interpretation of EEG results in the context of HE
perform and use an EEG
When to consider ordering an EEG for your patients, what to ask for, how to perform an EEG and interpret the results
Some individuals pictured are models and are used for illustrative purposes only