You have reached the website for The Tool Book, a handbook of drug dosing and usage guidelines that improve clinical care 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.

The 2017 edition is the fifteenth edition, and marks the third fully electronic version of the Tool Book. The primary purpose of the Tool Book is to provide drug information and clarify drug policies specific to BJH. Our intended audience is BJH attendings, housestaff, fellows, pharmacists, 3rd and 4th year medical students, 6th year PharmD students and selected nursing groups.

Mobile Device Apps and Website

Prior to 2015, the BJH Pharmacy distributed a limited number of printed Tool Books throughout the medical center.

We have worked with the developers at Dorsata, to provide the Tool Book content through a website and within its companion iOS and Android mobile apps. The Tool Book is also available in Compass, our electronic medical record (EMR) on the Allscripts platform. Using Dorsata has allowed us to move from being able to provide only one, annual, printed update, to pushing out electronic updates throughout the year, as needed. Each update then appears seamlessly and simultaneously at both the website and in your mobile app whenever you log on.