Switzerland 2018. Paramedics at work in Lugano

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano. A man lying down on an emergency medical stretcher is brought at night time by ambulance to hospital for medical examination. The man is suffering from with drug abuse. Team paramedics wear blue uniforms and medical gloves. They all work for the Croce Verde Lugano. The man (L) and the woman (R) are professional certified nurses, the bald man (C) is a volunteer specifically trained in emergency rescue. The patient is connected to a monitor which controls a set of vital functions, such as  electrocardiogram, blood pressure’s measurement, respiratory rate and pulse oximetry (oxygen saturation). The Croce Verde Lugano is a private organization which ensure health safety by addressing different emergencies services and rescue services. Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual provides services for no financial or social gain to benefit another person, group or organization. Volunteering is also renowned for skill development and is often intended to promote goodness or to improve human quality of life. Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano. A paramedic takes care of an injured child lying down on stretcher during an emergency medical ride by ambulance. The baby boy fell at home, hurt his head and is brought to hospital for a medical examination. The  paramedic is a professional certified nurse, wearing a blue uniform medical gloves. He works for the Croce Verde Lugano. The bearded paramedic smiles, talks to the child and shows him a brown stuffed bear. The Croce Verde Lugano is a private organization which ensure health safety by addressing different emergencies services and rescue services. Medical gloves are made of different polymers including latex, nitrile rubber, polyvinyl chloride and neoprene. 20.01.2018 © 2018 Didier Ruef