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