The following system allows you to keep all relevant information on 5x8 index cards. This method has several advantages: Its readily portable. The cards fit nicely into standard lab coat pockets and are available on most hospital floors. As opposed to clip-boards (which are frequently misplaced), these cards leave your hands free to perform tasks (e.g. physical examinations, compressions during CPR, etc.). It makes relevant data readily available and allows you to keep an organized system!