First aid is so important especially now with all of the strange infections that are going around. First aid is usually meant for minor cuts and scrapes or is in reference to the first response to any kind of medical emergency. Administering first aid quickly and accurately in a traumatic injury situation can make the difference between life and death. You never know when you may be called upon to act quickly on the behalf of yourself or someone else. Many people take basic first aid courses which can be found at many police stations and community centers so that they can be better prepared for an emergency. People who care for the elderly or small children should attend these classes.