You have reached the website for The Tool Book, a drug dosing and usage guideline handbook for clinicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH), Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. This site is co-managed by the Department of Pharmacy at BJH and the Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine.

In its eleventh edition, its primary purpose is to provide drug information and clarify policies specific to BJH. The Tool Book is published annually for BJH housestaff physicians, fellows, pharmacists, 3rd and 4th year medical students, 6th year PharmD students and selected nursing groups. Annual distribution occurs during the new housestaff orientation sessions in mid-June of each academic year. Only 2000 copies are printed and made available free of charge as a service of the Department of Pharmacy. After these priority users receive their books, any remaining printed copies are available from the BJH Drug Information Center on a first-come-first-served basis. When supplies run out, interested parties are directed to the handheld or online versions available on this website.

Contact the editors

We appreciate your feedback on the Tool Book, its content and this companion website.

Ed Casabar, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID
Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases
Office: 314-362-5372
E-mail: ecasabar@bjc.org

Jane Portell, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Drug Information
Office: 314-454-8399
E-mail: jpx0108@bjc.org

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
Mailstop 90-52-411
216 S. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO USA 63110-1026