Based on Maslow's hierarchy of needs, which of the following should be the nurse's first priority?

Starting tube feeding on an unconscious patient


•Food is on the first level in Maslow's hierarchy of needs. •Emotional support for a family member is level 4 (esteem) •Allowing the patient's wife to visit is level 3 (love/belonging) •Administering a scheduled beta blocker is level 2 (safety, health)

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