Which of the following would be considered a sensible type of fluid loss?

  • sweat
  • respiratory excretions
  • vomit
  • water loss in feces
Number 3 is correct.
Sensible fluid loss can be measured as daily output and includes gastric drainage, urine, and vomit. Insensible fluid loss from the lungs, feces, skin, and respiratory tract cannot be accurately measured as output.