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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 16571 2021-09-08 Systems for evacuation of plume generated by medical devices More  Comment 
DIN EN ISO 80601-2-84 2021-08-27 Medizinische elektrische Geräte - Teil 2-84: Besondere Festlegungen für die Sicherheit einschließlich der wesentlichen Leistungsmerkmale von Notfall- und Transportbeatmungsgeräten More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 16840-6 2021-08-23 Wheelchair seating - Part 6: Simulated use and determination of the changes in properties of seat cushions More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN ISO 26825 2021-10 Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment - User-applied labels for syringes containing drugs used during anaesthesia - Colours, design and performance (ISO 26825:2020); German and English version prEN ISO 26825:2021 More  Read draft and comment

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New publications
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DIN EN ISO 10651-5 2021-11 Standard Lung ventilators for medical use - Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Part 5: Gas-powered emergency resuscitators (ISO 10651-5:2006); German version EN ISO 10651-5:2021 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 13050 2021-10 Standard Terms and definitions for medical rescue services More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 80601-2-87 2021-10 Standard Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-87: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of high-frequency ventilators (ISO 80601-2-87:2021); German version EN ISO 80601-2-87:2021 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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