Dehydration is of particular concern in ill health. If a patient is receiving intravenous (IV) fluid replacement and is having their fluid balance recorded, which of the following statements is true of someone said to be in a positive fluid balance?

  • The fluid output has exceeded the input.

  • The doctor may consider increasing the IV drip rate.

  • The fluid balance chart can be stopped as positive in this instance means good.

  • The fluid input has exceeded the output.