Cascade Hospital

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Name: Cascade Hospital
Dates: Created ??; last updated Oct 1999; going down Oct 2009
Type: Medical resource site
Fandom: The Sentinel
URL: Geocities; Wayback
Cascade Hospital - where Jim and Blair met
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Cascade Hospital, was a "medical resource site for Sentinel fanfic writers and fans"[1], created by Robyn. It was a subpage of Sensory Overload.

It is being documented here as part of the OTW's GeoCities Rescue Project.

The Site

The site's "sole purpose [was] to provide medical bits of knowledge in everyday language in order to aid fanfic writers who wish to make their stories more medically authentic."[2]

Cascade Hospital - Front Page

It was laid out as follows (information taken from the front page):

General Patient Care

ER -- what happens when a seriously injured patient arrives in the ER
ICU and the Ward -- caring for a patient in the ICU or the general ward
Trauma Unit -- broken ribs and chest trauma, head trauma, car crashes, stitching up flesh wounds, intubation and extubation, more

Specialty Divisions Cardiology -- congenital heart disease, passing out from emotional stress
Forensics -- hypothermia, frostbite, drowning, electrical shock, smoke inhalation, burns
Genetics -- paternity tests, amniocentesis, blood type
Infectious Disease -- diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites; antibiotic resistance
Neurology -- coma, measuring brain activity, amnesia, petit mal seizures
Obstetrics -- What amateurs should do to deliver a baby
Oncology (cancer) -- childhood leukemia
Orthopaedics -- fractures, joint injuries, cast care
Pharmacy -- prescription and OTC drugs for pain, etc. commonly prescribed in a hospital
Psychiatry -- suicide
Surgery -- preparation, selected operations, anesthesia, recovery, how the OR runs
Toxicology -- illicit (street) drugs, gases, poisons
Hospital Emergencies -- the meaning of Code Blue, Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink, etc.


  1. ^ Cascade Hospital header (accessed by Wayback 14 September 2009)
  2. ^ Cascade Hospital Entrance (accessed by Wayback 14 September 2009)