Which is the priority nursing action when preparing a neonate born with a gastroschisis defect for transport to a pediatric hospital for corrective surgery?
1. Covering the exposed intestines with sterile moist gauze
2. Wrapping the newborn warmly in two or three blankets
3. Providing a sterile water feeding to maintain hydration during transport
4. Allowing the parents of the newborn to see their child prior to transport