Helping people in dire first aid circumstances is serious business, and one should know their capabilities as they get involved. Herbal medicine and its practitioners have been effectively treating people in these situations since there have been injuries to treat. And so, I caution you to wholeheartedly hone your skills, know how and when to ask for help and to take the time to study with knowledgeable persons. For your sake and particularly for the patient's sake, learn your basics and how to do the least amount of harm while lending a hand. First aid situations have a habit of foisting themselves upon us at unpredictable moments, and so you may find yourself involved no matter what your skill level may be. So seek opportunities to learn this eons-old craft whenever possible. The service of being a calm, sensible, knowledgeable person in these often chaotic and painful situations is a gift to offer to our communities.