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 twelfth 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 early 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.

New Mobile Device App and Website for 2014-2015

We are excited to be working with the engineers and designers at Dorsata, an up-and-coming technology company, to create an app and website optimized for viewing the Tool Book on a handheld device or tablet. The Dorsata platform will give us new functionality that includes the ability to walk through dosing and treatment algorithms on your mobile device and connectivity to PubMed for published references mentioned in any Tool Book monograph. We believe that as our contributors and users see the power of the Dorsata platform, it will stimulate the development of more treatment guidelines and algorithms.

We anticipate that the mobile app and site will become available sometime during the third quarter of 2014. Return here frequently to look for updates and instructions on how to access the new app and site. We'll post that information as soon as it becomes available.