Home-based services differ from traditional healthcare services in many ways. While many of the basic knowledge requirements, such as those for bloodborne pathogens, are the same, the way you apply this knowledge in home care is different. Understanding the chain of infection and ways to break this chain is critical for all who have contact with individuals in home care settings and is key in preventing the spread of potentially harmful microorganisms. In this course, you will learn about the chain of infection, bloodborne pathogens, standard and transmission-based precautions, and tuberculosis. It is important to note that implementation of practices regarding infection control is guided by your organization’s specific policies and procedures. While this course presents general information on this topic, you must be familiar with your organization’s specific policies and procedures.