Welcome at BZH

BZH GmbH (Deutsches Beratungszentrum für Hygiene / German consulting centre for hospital epidemiology and infection control)

For more than 20 years BZH is a leader in the field of infection control recommendations. These are based on evidence-based medicine. BZH offers adequate solutions for all questions of prevention and control of nosocomial infections.

BZH is organizing professional meetings, lectures and curriculum-based educational activities in all realms of infection control as well. Numerous scientific publications, book chapters and textbooks are highlighting these educational activities.

BZH-philosophy is individual counseling of our client institutions in consideration of their special organizational and economical circumstances.

We cordially invite you to catch up on BZH and its work on the following pages.


 

Transmission of SARS CoV2 among health careworkers (HCW) during three waves of the SARS-CoV 2 pandemic in Germany: Results of an anonymous survey

New publication in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

An anonymous survey was conducted by mass e-mail in German hospitals to determine whether healthcare personnel (HCP) were at increased risk of contracting coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) while caring for patients with COVID-19 disease during the pandemic or whether healthcare infection prevention and control measures were effective in preventing transmission. In summary unprotected contacts off work and with undiagnosed patients or fellow health care workers (HCW) during work seem to be a major driver of SARS-CoV2-infections among HCWs, making general protective measures a necessity at least until fully vaccination protection is achieved.

 

Podcast at “infectionpreventionspotlight”

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schulz-Stübner discusses his study on the Role of Faucet Aerators on Drinking Water Contamination

The article “Schulz-Stübner S, Fritz E, Schürle H, Riechelmann J, Tuschewitzki GJ.The role of the faucet’s aerator kit for contamination of drinking water. American Journal of Infection Control 2021; 49: 643-645” is featured in a podcast at “infectionpreventionspotlight