Prevention Corner

Case studies

Good health is essential and the Prevention Corner, Autostrade per l'Italia's innovative free service, ensures that every journey is a safe journey.

A medical service for road hauliers has been in operation since 2010. The service was developed by Autostrade per l'Italia and the Italian Red Cross to provide a real-time check-up of the patient's state of health and an opportunity to talk to medical staff by video link. The Prevention Corner service is currently available in four service areas: (A1 Secchia Ovest, Via Prenestina Est, A14 Sillaro Ovest and A4 Brianza Nord).
Road hauliers self-test, free of charge and in complete privacy, and can ask to connect with a medical practitioner by video link.
Road hauliers self-test, free of charge and in complete privacy, and can ask to connect with a medical practitioner by video link. The medical practitioner looks at the test results and gives advice and information on the most suitable nutrition and physical activity for the haulier. It should be noted that medical practitioners cannot issue prescriptions and that this service does not in any way attempt to replace the National Health Service.

A thorough check-up

Although they are in-depth tests, all Prevention corner tests are carried out in just a few minutes.

Tools to detect the following are available:

  • Systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
  • Blood oxygen partial pressure.
  • Spirometry (breathing function)
  • Heart rate.
  • PSA (prostate test)
  • Blood sugar
  • Total cholesterol, HDL and LDL

An electrocardiogram can also be performed to record cardiac activity.