NP doing Trigger Point Injections
- 0Jan 21, '11 by volcomstoneHello,
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.
- 0Jan 27, '11 by traumaRUs AdminYou 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.
- 0Feb 21, '11 by CoburnRNI 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat further. Brandon