A nurse is documenting the intake and output of her patients. The nurse would consider which of the following insensible fluid loss?


•Insensible fluid loss occurs throughout the day and can only be approximated. This includes fluid loss through the skin and lungs. Insensible loss may increase if a patient is hyperthermic or tachypneic.

•Sensible fluid loss can be accounted for and measured, such as urination, GI tract loss, and wound drainage.

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