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Commentary: Alternative Burn Care in Israel And It Is Spreading to the States

Pilant, Rebecca BSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/PSN.0b013e3181f0d489

This article outlines effective at-home therapies for burn care, both first aid and post-hospital. Therapies for reducing the need for grafts and pressure dressings are proposed. The practice of rubbing the burn wound is challenged. This article is based on the author's firsthand experiences and proposes that alternative therapies be introduced into the hospital and home setting.

Rebecca Pilant, BSN, RN, held her plastic certification from 1998 to 2007. She worked at the Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, from 1995 to 1999 whereupon she moved to Israel with her family. She has been working as a school nurse since 2002.

Address correspondence to Rebecca Pilant, BSN, RN, Organization of Public Health, 27 Kfar Etzion Street, Jerusalem 93323, Israel (e-mail:

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