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DIN Standards Committee Rescue Services and Hospital

About NARK

The DIN Standards Committee Rescue Services and Hospital (NARK) is responsible for the national standardization work and represents the German standardization interests at the European level (CEN) and at the International level (ISO) in the areas rescue services; hospital field, and medical technology.
The NARK covers the development of standards required for the organized rescue service to ensure smooth processing of medical treatment comprising the necessary equipment of vehicles used for land, water and air transports including their medical apparatus. By means of standardization for these fields of activities, a medical treatment conforming to the current state of scientific and technical knowledge in emergency medical aid, to medical-technical equipment as well as to automotive engineering technology shall be guaranteed. Furthermore, a transport of emergencies and other patients satisfying the medical needs is ensured.

The NARK is also concerned with the standardization of

  • vehicles and technical equipment for the transport of disabled persons,
  • terminology,
  • graphical symbols (pictograms),
  • modular systems,
  • organizational structures and procedures
  • as well as wall and equipment protection at hospitals.

The standardization work in the field of medical technology is focused on

  • anaesthetic and respiratory equipment,
  • tracheal tubes,
  • laryngoscopes,
  • central gas supply equipment
  • and pressure chambers for hyperbaric therapy.

The standardization work in these fields is closely linked with the work of the DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE.

How is NARK composed?


DIN e. V.

Elisabeth Beck

Alexander-Wellendorff-Str. 2
75172 Pforzheim

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New projects
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DIN 13049/A1 2021-06-06 Rescue stations - Assessment basis and planning guide; Amendment A1 More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 6763 2021-05-21 Pandemic response - Social distancing and source control More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 7164 2021-05-21 Healthcare Organization Management - General Requirements for Telehealth Management More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
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DIN 13049/A1 2021-08 Rescue stations - Assessment basis and planning guide; Amendment A1 More 
DIN EN ISO 10651-4 2021-08 Lung ventilators - Part 4: Particular requirements for operator-powered resuscitators (ISO/DIS 10651-4:2021); German and English version prEN ISO 10651-4:2021 More 

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ISO 16840-10 2021-06 Standard Wheelchair seating - Part 10: Resistance to ignition of postural support devices - Requirements and test method More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 22956 2021-06 Standard Healthcare organization management - Requirements for patient-centred staffing More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 80601-2-70 2021-06 Standard Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-70: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of sleep apnoea breathing therapy equipment (ISO 80601-2-70:2020); German version EN ISO 80601-2-70:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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