An unexpected trip to the ER...

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    even if the emt's find it before you get to the er you they would still have to bring it into the hosipital

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    Sorry to hear about your painful day....good luck with your surgery.
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    If I picked you up in my bus and you had "chest pain" as your primary complaint, that shirt would have been gone and your IWB carry would have been blown before we even left the scene.

    Did you bring yourself to the ER or were you brought in by ambulance?
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    Glad to know common sense was used by the officer.
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    Sounds like everything worked, good luck on recovery
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    Glad you're OK. Sounds like you had very professional people to deal with. I like the way they handled things.

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    I was seriously killed (clinically dead for a few minutes ) in a car accident in my homestate of Indiana over 10 years ago. I was wearing a Taurus PT99 in a Galco OWB holster. My family informed the hospital that I had my CCW, and my weapon and holster were handed over to them, no hysteria and no fuss. Man I love Indiana....!

    I still have the holster, and it still has my blood stains on it...I'm sentimental like that, I guess!
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    Happy to hear it all worked out Tom.
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    Yuck - I'm glad to see you're doing better and the problem part was removed.

    I suppose the ER docs find a lot of "interesting things" on people that come through - I'm happy to see the matter was handled professionally with no fuss.
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    Lightbulb

    This because it could help someone in a near faint someday...another E.R. story.

    Several months ago, I hefted an equipment rack that was way too heavy, strained something they think in the neural system in my neck and shoulder area. They thought it caused a radical drop in blood pressure.

    When I got really light headed/disoriented, I was not smart enough to lay down, thought walking and respirating was the right plan. Passed out on my feet, hit my head on a cobblestone drive, (22 staples worth), and woke up just being lifted into the ambulance.

    I tapped my right front pocket where the P3AT resides, said, "licensed pistol, chamber loaded too", they handled everthing well, my wife was given the pistol to give back to me as I left the E.R. later.

    Another helpful hint: I also had a glock 34 in my car, but it is locked in a small safe, which is teathered with 3/8" bicycle cable lock, u-bolted from inside. Never worried about it for a minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gddyup
    If I picked you up in my bus and you had "chest pain" as your primary complaint, that shirt would have been gone and your IWB carry would have been blown before we even left the scene.

    Did you bring yourself to the ER or were you brought in by ambulance?
    As a former EMT, I agree, and I can't defend their approach to receiving. I work four blocks from the ER and arrived POV as a walk-in. It is a large teaching hospital that receives all the indigent care. It is also a Trauma I center, and trauma and ambulance cases take precedence over walk-in. Ideally, with such gripping chest pain, I wouldn't have been stuck in triage for 9 hours, either, and the management of the ED workload and patient flow are certainly up for debate, but in fairness to those who actually took care of me, I think they were relying on the triage nurse's assessment in receiving.
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    Tom;
    Glad to see how professionally handled this issue was and that indeed you did get the weapon back with little hassle. As Security Operations Manager for a University of California Medical Center, we have very strict rules governing the discovery and handling of a firearm or any other weapon found. We lock the weapon into a lockable carrying case, transport it to Security then clear it in our clearing barrel. Once cleared we do a chain of custody for safekeeping removing ammo from magazine(s) and doing an INcident Report listing Make, Model, Caliber, etc. We then contact our sworn University police to run the serial number. Once OK, we store the weapon under 2 locks until released to the person or their designate in a written document. We copy the person's Driver's License prior to releasing the weapon - then only by a Supervisor. WHEW! ... like I've said before, Law Enforcement in California is real strict on the possesion and carry of firearms, so that forces us to dot all I's and cross all T's. It is very thorough, but inconveniences the owner's who's intention was not to get hurt or sick and come here in the first place - then have to go to two different locations to get all their property back. We go threough the same procedure for Law Enforcement who come into our ER shot ot injured on duty. Usually though, their Supervisor takes possession prior to hitting out ER, but it the gun does make it into ER, Security does their thing!
    Glad to see you came through your gall bladder attack, ... I see these guys almost daily in our ER, ... looks excruciating and some had passed out!
    Take care all.
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