Violent incidents can happen anywhere, but there are things a practice team can do to be less vulnerable.
Take the time. You know a locked door is often the best defense. Seibert advises all doors besides the front entrance should be locked during business hours. Installing keyless locks on delivery doors and employee entrances will allow for easy access for staff. He also advocates for installation of peepholes in doors that go outside to avoid unintentionally allowing a threat into the practice. This may be especially helpful after hours when practices are extremely vulnerable.