Clinical Decision Support Tools & Instructions
Standards Australia describes a standard as "...voluntary documents that set out specifications, procedures and guidelines that aim to ensure products, services, and systems are safe, consistent, and reliable." Staff can access standards by following the instructions in this guide.
Providing it is within the subscription coverage which Monash Health holds there will be no charge to your department. Many international standards do incur fees, as they are not included in our subscription coverage. For example ISO, IDC, IES. In these cases, you will be asked to supply a Cost Centre and manager approval for the cost of the standard.
Standards Australia are representatives of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), we are also specialists in the development and adoption of internationally-aligned standards in Australia.
International Standards develop standards so that consumers can have confidence that their products are safe, reliable and of good quality. ISO's standards on road safety, toy safety and secure medical packaging are just a few of those that help make the world a safer place
The below video provides an introduction to Standards.
Important: IT Requirements
To view and print standards, you must have File Open 'plug in' software downloaded onto your PC. Please be aware you need this in order to open and read the standards (each 'plug in' works on only one device).
This can be requested by contacting IT on ext 47255.
How to access a standard
Staff can access standards directly, by creating an individual account with SAI Global. To do this:
You will need to contact IT Helpdesk separately to request installation of the Standards Australia FileOpen plug in on your device.
Unlocking Standards - If a standard is not part of the Monash Health subscription, it will need to be 'unlocked'. This means a payment is required to get a copy supplied.
If you need to have this standard, and you have been given appropriate permission to purchase a copy, you will need to:
Once processed and 'unlocked' (by Library staff) - you will then directly receive a copy of the standard along with the bill/invoice which needs to be approved/paid by you or your department.
NB: if a standard only has a 'Buy' option, please contact the Library for further assistance by emailing - email@example.com
Searching on SAI Global platform - To find a standard, log onto the site, you will see the search screen.
International Standards (ISO)
International standards are not under current subscription and will require a payment to be 'unlocked' and supplied
A list of International standards can be found on the International Organization for Standardization website
Select Standards at the top of the homepage and search by keyword or standard number
Filter results by type using the tool on the left of the page
Advanced search functionality is also available
Library webinars are run regularly on a range of topics. See list of Upcoming Events below.
Selection of library webinar RECORDINGS available on LATTE - Click here to watch.
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