The nurse told me she had just learned a new trick to giving an injection
My wife and I went to get our flu shots at Costco when the nurse did something I hadn't seen before.
She put the band-aid on my wife before she gave the injection.
She peeled off one half of the protective backing on the band-aid and then stuck it on my wifes arm.
She said this allowed her to know exactly where she was going to place the injection and cleaned only that area with the alcohol swab. (Photoshopped in red by me)
She then gave the injection and pulled the other half of the band-aid off and stuck it in place.
She said that having the band-aid already in place made it much easier. She didn't have to fumble with it after the shot while the person was bleeding.
I asked her "Where did you learn how to do that".
Her reply "I saw a nurse do it this way last week and realized that it was a much better way of doing things, see you can teach an old dog new tricks"
It's nice to see small incremental improvements being adopted in the healthcare industry. Now if we can just improve medical billing I would be much happier.