Depending on what unit you work in, Halloween weekend can be a busy week! The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System produced a study that claims Halloween is one of the top five holidays for ED admissions (the list also includes Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day if you were curious). Just because you work doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the Halloween festivities!
Halloween costumes for nurses at work
Some hospitals and units allow their nurses to dress up for Halloween (within reason of course!). Here are some fun and easy costume ideas if you want to add some flair to your scrubs for the day.
- Character-themed color scrubs are an easy way to mix and match your scrubs in a fun color-way to resemble your favorite character!
- A Witch Doctor is the perfect pun costume. It’s a simple yet clever costume that is as simple as removing a hat if you’re in a bind.
- Switching up your daily look with Halloween-themed scrubs is a great way to add some festive fun to your outfit of the day.
- A spider bun is a fun way if you want to add a spooky touch to your bun for the day.
Bringing fun Halloween treats to work
Bringing in some treats for your colleagues who also have to work are a great way to perk up the night shift. Patients are likely going to enjoy some sweet treats too, especially in pediatrics! Having a variety of treats to accommodate special diet needs is also a great option so no patient is excluded. Here are some ideas to get you started: