Dehydration is of particular concern in ill heath. If a patient is receiving intravenous (IV) fluid replacement and is having their fluid balance recorded, which ofthe 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