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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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ISO/AWI 18190 2022-09-16 Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment - General requirements for airways and related equipment More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 17966 2022-09-05 Assistive products for personal hygiene that support users - Requirements and test methods More  Comment 
DIN EN 1789/A1 2022-08-31 Rettungsdienstfahrzeuge und deren Ausrüstung - Krankenkraftwagen More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 21917 2022-09 Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment - Voice prostheses (ISO 21917:2021); German and English version prEN ISO 21917:2022 More  Read draft and comment

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN EN ISO 16628 2022-10 Standard Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment - Tracheobronchial tubes (ISO 16628:2022); German version EN ISO 16628:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 10079-2 2022-08 Standard Medical suction equipment - Part 2: Manually powered suction equipment (ISO 10079-2:2022); German version EN ISO 10079-2:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 10079-3 2022-08 Standard Medical suction equipment - Part 3: Suction equipment powered from a vacuum or positive pressure gas source (ISO 10079-3:2022); German version EN ISO 10079-3:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
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DIN EN ISO 15002 2022-11-30 Flow-metering devices for connection to terminal units of medical gas pipeline systems (ISO 15002:2008 + Amd.1:2018); German version EN ISO 15002:2008 + A1:2019 More  Comment 

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