Switzerland 2018. Paramedics at work in Lugano

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Comano. Paramedics team take care of an injured man. The man was cutting branches off a tree, fell on the ground and broke his right leg. He will be brought to hospital for medical surgery and recovery. Three paramedics wear blue uniforms and medical gloves. They work for the Croce Verde Lugano. Both men (L) (R) are professional certified nurses, the third paramedic (C) is a woman and a volunteer specifically trained in emergency rescue. She prepares a syringe to inject Fentanyl to the patient. Fentanyl, also spelled fentanil, is an opioid which is used as a pain medication. It has a rapid onset and effects generally last less than an hour or two. 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. 27.01.2018 © 2018 Didier Ruef