Which of the following actions should have priority in order to best ensure that the
unconscious patient has the benefits of proper oral care?
1. Assessing the patient's lips and oral cavity for ulcerations, bleeding, dryness, or crusting
2. Documenting the patient's mucous membranes as moist and pink with no signs of inflammation
3. Arranging for an in-service of ancillary staff to ensure that effective care is being
4. Interviewing the patient's family to assess their ability to provide appropriate oral
hygiene upon discharge