Thanks for the replies. The fluid was LR for pancreatitis. However, for those saying that I'm covering up a mistake/ hoping no one notices isn't true. I should've said in my original post that I wasn't even sure if I connected the tubing back to the patient or not. Meaning it's possible I could've reconnected them but didn't remember if I did. Therefore it is possible this is me being paranoid and possible that I did make the mistake but cannot remember. The thought of wondering if I reconnected them and restarted the infusion came to me way too late to call the unit and tell them as it would've been 14 hours after I've already been gone anyway. If I infact did make this mistake and it was to be brought up to me the next time I go in I would of course own up to it. So no, I'm not trying to cover anything up. I've been a nurse for a month on orientation with good preceptors and the problem isn't that I need better guidance because I am learning a lot from them. That doesn't mean mistakes aren't to happen. A preceptor isn't with me over my shoulder everytime I'm with a patient. They aren't supposed to be since I am learning to be independent. I am sure I'm not the only one who has made a mistake like this. I will learn from this anyway and will always remember to reconnect if I have to disconnect in the first place. If I am going to make a mistake like this I'm glad it was on a continuous fluids infusion and not a life depending medication etc.