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.