A patient is being treated for second degree burns after she threw gas on a pile of branches to burn. As she struck the lighter, a flashback occurred. She received second degree burns to her forehead and right arm. 

1. She has been prescribed a 1% silver sulfadiazine cream to treat her burns. She asks the nurse why silver is used and if she will be taking antibiotics pills as well. What is the nurses best response?

2. What comprehensive patient education should be provided to the patient for optimal patient outcome?