NP doing Trigger Point Injections

  1. Hello,

    I am wanting to employ a nurse practitioner at my Illinois facility to do trigger point injections.

    What are the regulations, training guidelines, etc. for a nurse practitioner to be eligible to do these types of procedures. There will be a MD supervising this individual, but I am unsure what is required as far as the specific training, credentialing and experience for this to be acceptable by the state.


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  3. by   netglow

    You might try the NP forum.
  4. by   volcomstone
    The NP board told me to post on the Illinois and this Illinois board told me to post on the NP board.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Sorry for the miscommunication. We are talking about the IL BON. IL Professional and Financial Board of Regulation.
  6. by   volcomstone
    There are no regulatory specifics on this in regards to the Illinois State Website.

    Has anyone had any personal experiences regarding trigger point injections as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Illinois?
  7. by   traumaRUs
    You still need to get a reading from the IDPFR - us telling you whether or not its okay won't cut it.

    They have been very responsive to me via phone (returning my call in just a few days) when I've had a scope of practice question.

    I know that you don't want to try to hire someone that can't do what you need done.
  8. by   CoburnRN
    I am a NP in NYS. Although I can not specifically say anything for Il, in NYS we are "allowed" to do anything a physician can do except 'open' in the OR. Now with that said, I would contact your lawyer for the practice and have them research it. They should then send a letter with specific quoted law and whether or not it is in a NPs scope of practice to do TPIs. They will do the calling of appropriate organizations and governing bodies for a price. I hope this helps, feel free to email me at and we can chat further. Brandon

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