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First Responder Accuracy Using SALT After Brief Initial Training

Lee, C.W., McLeod, S.L., and Peddle, M.B. (2015). First Responder Accuracy Using SALT After Brief Initial Training. (Abstract only.) Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 30(5):447-51.

First-year primary care paramedic (PCP), fire, and police trainees attended a 30-minute didactic training on SALT and completed a paper-based test to assess their ability to understand and apply SALT immediately thereafter, and again 3 months later. PCPs were able to apply the SALT triage tool with the most accuracy, followed by fire, then police. Over-triage was the most frequent error, and critical errors were rare.
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