Herb First Aid Course
7Song is a clinical herbalist, teacher, botanist, and naturalist. He is the director and main instructor of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine. You have already been introduced to 7Song's work in the Teacher and Student section. Here 7Song will introduce you to his Herbal First Aid course. What's so enjoyable about herbal studies is learning from the experiences, methodologies, and practices of other herbalist. It's important to be exposed to variety. Thank you 7Song for doing this.
1 Herb First Aid Course Introduction- 7Song
In this introduction to this Herb First Aid course, 7Song starts off by discussing what the class will cover and what it won’t cover. This course will include a lot of 7Song’s personal experience
2 Wildcrafting Herb First Aid Foundations
For 7Song, wildcrafting is an integral part of herbalism. In terms of stocking your first aid bag, gathering your own plants for medicine can save you money but generally takes a lot more time. Also knowing what plants are commonly found throughout the US can mean that there are fewer plants that you have to carry. In this video, 7Song discusses the ethical obligations of wildcrafting, the harsh realities of wildcrafting, safety precautions (clothing, weather changes) and other wildcrafting considerations.
3 Wildcrafting Tools Herb First Aid Foundations
As with any job, it’s important to find the right tool. In this video 7Song gives a demonstration of all of his different wildcrafting tools. He lists which ones are most important, which tools are best for which jobs and how to make sure you get quality tools that last.
4 Plant Identification Herb First Aid Foundations
If you decide to wildcraft your plants then botany will be a key tool. In this video, 7Song goes over some botany basics and shows you some of his favorite books for identifying plants.
5 Preparing As a Street Medic Herb First Aid Foundations
For those working first aid stations at large protests or other events in the city, there are considerations specific to these situations: people’s temperaments, interactions with law enforcement, and especially the types of first aid situations that appear more commonly at these events.
6 First Aid Kit Basics Herb First Aid Foundations
This video covers the basics (besides herbs) that you’ll want to always have in your first aid kit. 7Song will also discuss other considerations such as how to take care of yourself while administering first aid, environmental sanitation, and clothing considerations. He’ll also tell you the most important first step one can do when wanting to start being a first aid herbalist.
7F Preparing First Aid Kits for Different Situations Herb First Aid Foundations
There are many different types of first aid kits depending on where you are and how you’ll use them. In this video, 7Song will discuss a variety of different first aid kits such as your home kit, the kit for your car, for airplane travel or for large events.
8 First Aid Bag Herb First Aid Foundations
In this video, 7Song gives you a bird’s eye view of his custom-made first aid backpack. You don’t want to miss this! He’ll show you each item that goes in the bag as well as many pearls of wisdom he’s learned over the years about this important tool.
9 Safety Protocols Herb First Aid Foundations
This video is a basic outline of basic safety protocols in order to keep you and your first aid patients safe. It will include how to approach a first aid scene, a car accident situation, and other safety precautions.
10 Preparations and Dosage Herb First Aid Foundations
This video will look at different preparations (tinctures, teas, compresses, poultices, etc) that are commonly used in first aid. 7Song will also look at the pros and cons for the different preparations and considerations for dosage.
11 Preparing for Large Groups or Events Herb First Aid Foundations
7Song has worked a first aid station at many different large gatherings or events. In this video, he’ll cover special considerations for these types of situations such as keeping the area well organized, protecting the back stock of herbs and more.
12 Working with Patients Herb First Aid Foundations
Herbalists often study how to use plants for particular instances, but they don’t always study how to work with people. In this video, 7Song will go over some considerations when working with people in a first aid situation: How does stress and trauma play a role? Constitutions? Questions to ask for particular maladies and how to recognize serious problems that need medical care.
25 Nervous System Health Disorders 7Songs Herb First Aid
In this section 7Song will give a very thorough examination of pain and other nervous system health disorders relating to first aid. He’ll discuss the importance of bedside manner when dealing with people in pain as well as many different ways to consider treating pain with herbs. 7Song puts an emphasis on assessing the pain before you begin to treat the pain.