ICP: What WE don’t know might hurt THEM

DaiWai Olson, PhD

DaiWai Olson, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, FNCS

Dr. DaiWai Olson began his nursing career over 30 years ago at Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. He moved to North Carolina in 1994 and worked at Duke University for almost 20 years before moving to Dallas TX. In 2007 DaiWai obtained his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2013, he was recruited to join the faculty at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX where he now works as a Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics and Professor of Neurosurgery. Dr. Olson has focused his work on developing a more comprehensive understanding of how nursing care contributes to patient outcomes following acquired brain injury. In this endeavor, he has published over 150 scientific articles and book chapters, and over 125 scientific abstracts. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, co-editor for the AANN Core Curriculum, Co-Chair for the Neurocritical Care Research Network and an editorial board member for Nature Scientific Reports.

Intracranial Pressure is hypothesized to be a product reflective of intracranial dynamics. If we, as practitioners are not fully aware of the benefits and limitations with modern day ICP monitoring, we may be doing more harm than good.


  • Understand the current state of literature regarding ICP monitoring
  • Identify potential avenues of research that may lead to a revised hypothesis or doctrine that more eloquently explains ICP 
  • Identify opportunities to improve implementation science for ICP monitoring

Intended Audience: Nurses & Physicians

CE Credits: This E-Seminar is valid for 1.0 CE Contact hours.
Natus Medical Incorporated is a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16614, for 1.0 contact hours.