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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 16473 2023-01-24 Healthcare organization management - Pandemic response - Response resource information management More  Comment 
ISO 16840-10 AMD 1 2023-01-23 Wheelchair seating - Part 10: Resistance to ignition of postural support devices - Requirements and test method - Amendment 1 More  Comment 
ISO/AWI TS 17021-15 2023-01-03 Conformity assessment requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 15: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of healthcare quality management systems More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 10524-1/A1 2023-03 Pressure regulators for use with medical gases - Part 1: Pressure regulators and pressure regulators with flow-metering devices - Amendment 1 (ISO 10524-1:2018/DAM 1:2023); German and English version EN ISO 10524-1:2018/prA1:2023 More 
DIN EN ISO 80601-2-55/A1 2023-03 Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-55: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of respiratory gas monitors - Amendment 1 (ISO 80601-2-55:2018/DAM 1:2023); German and English version EN ISO 80601-2-55:2018/prA1:2023 More  Read draft and comment
DIN EN ISO 16571 2023-03 Systems for evacuation of plume generated by medical devices (ISO/DIS 16571:2023); German and English version prEN ISO 16571:2023 More 

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN 13049 2023-03 Standard Rescue stations - Assessment basis and planning guide More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 18778 2023-02 Standard Respiratory equipment - Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of infant cardiorespiratory monitors (ISO 18778:2022); German version EN ISO 18778:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 21917 2023-02 Standard Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment - Voice prostheses (ISO 21917:2021); German version EN ISO 21917:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
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DIN EN ISO 15002/A2 2023-03-31 Flow-metering devices for connection to terminal units of medical gas pipeline systems (ISO 15002:2008/DAM 2:2019); German and English version EN ISO 15002:2008/prA2:2019 More  Comment 

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