BZH - German Advisory Centre for Hygiene

With our strong partner BZH, the German Advisory Centre for Hygiene, we are at your side even before laboratory analysis begins.

With its interdisciplinary team of hospital hygienists, microbiologists, natural scientists and highly qualified hygiene specialists, the BZH is one of the largest hygiene institutes in Europe. It covers the entire spectrum of hospital hygiene, infectiology and infection prevention as well as medical product safety. Individually adapted to your wishes, you receive needs-based support and recommendations based on the applicable national and European specifications and scientifically recognised guidelines.

The tailor-made concepts enable you to implement hygiene standards in the best possible way and at the same time in a cost-efficient manner.

Our services:

  • Continuous support by permanent contact persons
  • Support from a highly specialized, interdisciplinary team of experts 
  • Short reaction times and practical, fast problem solutions 
  • No gaps in care due to holidays and illness
  • Supporting and supplementing the lack of own specialist resources (hospital hygienists, hygiene specialists)
  • Cost optimization through reduction of operating costs and avoidance of unnecessary investments 
  • State subsidies for consulting by external hospital hygienists according to § 4 Abs. 9 Nr. 3 Krankenhausentgeltgesetz (KHEntgG) until 2023
  • The BZH's Antibiotic Stewardship Programme (ASP) provides support through individually tailored concepts and continuous advice on antibiotic therapy.
  • Expert, individual building hygiene advice from the experienced BZH building hygiene team
  • High level of safety for patients, residents and employees
  • Achieving optimal medical/nursing outcomes through modern evidence-based hygiene management and targeted infection prevention
  • Possibility of implementing legal requirements and avoiding risks

The BZH Academy offers a wide range of continuing education opportunities in the form of congresses, courses and individual training events.
The latest developments and scientific findings in the fields of hygiene, infectious diseases, quality management, medical device preparation and hygiene law are presented in order to create a sound basis for the safe handling of these topics.

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