Will a nurse get in trouble if their patient leaves hospital without having IV taken out of arm? I am a current NEW nursing student, I am still taking my A&P's. I went to the ER due to pain I was having and had to leave to go and get my son from school. I admit, I was a bit frazzled and rushing and told the nurse I needed to step outside to go and get my son and come back. She said that it was fine as long as I came right back. I Did not realize that the IV was still in my arm until after I left. Hospital called within minutes and said that if I do not return, the police will be called to my house. I returned to the hospital within minutes of course, as it was a genuine accident. But the RN said that as a healthcare worker it was very suspicious to her and called me a liar. After having the IV removed, I left and returned to the hospital after getting my son. Upon being taken back to my room, another nurse mentioned that I had just been there. And I told her that I had to leave to get my son, and she said "yes but you lied to us". After I was discharged, I walked past the nurses station and heard them talking about how "she lied to us.” I'm a little embarrassed and frustrated, and wondering if I should file a complaint, however, I feel bad that I may have gotten someone in trouble. Is that why they were acting like that?