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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
Document number Begin Title
DIN EN ISO 5367 rev 2020-08-12 Anästhesie- und Beatmungsgeräte - Atemsets und Verbindungsstücke More  Comment 
DIN EN ISO 19223 2020-08-05 Beatmungsgeräte und zugehörige Geräte - Terminologie und Semantik More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 11712 2020-07-28 Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment - Supralaryngeal airways and connectors More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN 12184 2020-09 Electrically powered wheelchairs, scooters and their chargers - Requirements and test methods; German and English version prEN 12184:2020 More 
DIN EN ISO 10535 2020-08 Hoists for the transfer of disabled persons - Requirements and test methods (ISO/DIS 10535:2020); German and English version prEN ISO 10535:2020 More  Read draft and comment
DIN EN 12183 2020-08 Manual wheelchairs - Requirements and test methods; German and English version prEN 12183:2020 More  Read draft and comment

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Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN CEN/TS 14507-2 2003-08 VN Inhalational nitric oxide systems - Part 2: Supply systems; German version CEN/TS 14507-2:2003 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN CEN/TS 14507-1 2003-08 VN Nitric oxide inhalational systems - Part 1: Delivery systems; German version CEN/TS 14507-1:2003 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN-Fachbericht 119 2002 Technical Report General guidance on the equipment used for inhaled nitric oxide therapy; German version CR 13903 More  Order from Beuth Verlag


New standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 9170-1 2020-09 Terminal units for medical gas pipeline systems - Part 1: Terminal units for use with compressed medical gases and vacuum (ISO 9170-1:2017); German version EN ISO 9170-1:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 80601-2-74 2020-07 Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-74: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of respiratory humidifying equipment (ISO 80601-2-74:2017); German version EN ISO 80601-2-74:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
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DIN 13260-2 2020-08-31 Supply systems for medical gases - Part 2: Dimensions and allocation of probes and gas-specific connection points for terminal units More  Comment 

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