A Wardrobe Malfunction, or Why Not to Wear A Halloween Costume to Work

Have you ever had a Halloween costume malfunction?

I consider myself a reasonably intelligent individual, but every now and again I have to re-learn a lesson that should've sunk in at least the second or third time I was confronted with it.

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P_RN, ADN, RN

6,011 Posts

Specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89. Has 30 years experience.

I dressed up like Florence Nightingale and another nurse like Raggedy Ann. The visitor in the room a far from the station you can get decided to rag on her husband that she was having an affair and leaving him. He jumped her and the fight entered the corridor. Florence and Raggedy Ann were his nurses and obviously first responders. Security came eventually. He was moved to a room closer to the station. Later that day she returned, he jumped her again and tried to choke her. Surgeon responded with Florence and Raggedy Ann and stood back (not wanting to injure his delicate hands obviously) shouting pull his hair, he'll let go. Shaniqua all 250# in her ?Tyler Perry? costume came in and sat on him. He relented and THEN we were able to get a psych transfer and a warrant on her not to enter the hospital. Last dressup Halloween at my facility

gailekRN

4 Posts

Ok... I have a "Flo Nightengale" costume which I wear ever year... Not too original- but no boss ever sent me home when I wear it, either. So, I've gained a few pounds since I made it- I can still breath in it - sort of... Andway, I was working on a cardiac unit-mostly post-stent patients... etc. One of the patients, who on admission had claimed he only 'drank 1 beer a day'- turns out it must have been 1 or 3 quart cans- was getting kind of jittery, (we didn't realize at the time that it was DT's)... Anyway, he managed to grab my sissors from the back of my waistband- and held off the staff for a good 10 minutes with the bandage sissors...So for the last few years I haven't been wearing them back there anymore... But, it certainly made for a bit of excitment for a while...

Angelicpurl

99 Posts

I just laughed so hard I've got tears streaming down my face & I just peed a little.....

Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency, Trauma. Has 18 years experience.
P_RN said:
I dressed up like Florence Nightingale and another nurse like Raggedy Ann. The visitor in the room a far from the station you can get decided to rag on her husband that she was having an affair and leaving him. He jumped her and the fight entered the corridor. Florence and Raggedy Ann were his nurses and obviously first responders. Security came eventually. He was moved to a room closer to the station. Later that day she returned, he jumped her again and tried to choke her. Surgeon responded with Florence and Raggedy Ann and stood back (not wanting to injure his delicate hands obviously) shouting pull his hair, he'll let go. Shaniqua all 250# in her ?Tyler Perry? costume came in and sat on him. He relented and THEN we were able to get a psych transfer and a warrant on her not to enter the hospital. Last dressup Halloween at my facility

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WKShadowNP, DNP, APRN

1 Article; 2,077 Posts

Specializes in Hospital medicine; NP precepting; staff education. Has 22 years experience.

I wear a traditional vintage nurse's outfit for nurse's week annually but I truly do not consider it a costume in the sense of dressing up as a silly fun thing. I enjoy it and do have fun in the vein of showing pride in my profession.

As to Halloween and work costumes, I've never been allowed to dress up for it outside of the prescribed dress code.

cherylgt7

1 Post

Specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 15+ years experience.

Ok...I AM DONE!!! My face and stomach hurts from laughing so hard!! Nerdtonurse can really tell a story!! It was so vivid I could picture the events like I was there!! BEST STORY YET!!