Switzerland 2018. Paramedics at work in Lugano

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano. Paramedics team working for the Croce Verde Lugano. A senior woman is brought by ambulance to hospital for medical examinations. The elderly woman is suffering from drug poisoning for taking by mistake an overdose of prescribed drugs. The paramedics wear blue uniforms and medical gloves. The woman is a volunteer specifically trained in emergency rescue. 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. Medical gloves are made of different polymers including latex, nitrile rubber, polyvinyl chloride and neoprene. 14.01.2018 © 2018 Didier Ruef