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.