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These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly, these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.

Objective of the Care Process Model

The objective of the Micrognathia Care Process Model (CPM) is to provide care standards for the infant or child admitted to the hospital with suspected micrognathia and associated breathing or feeding difficulties. The Micrognathia CPM provides guidance regarding recommended specialty consultation, diagnostic management, intervention, and follow-up to minimize variation in care.

Target Users

Physicians (Pulmonology, Neonatology, Plastic surgery, Otolaryngology or Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), Genetics, Primary Care); Advanced Practice Providers; Nurses; Feeding specialists (Occupational Therapist); Respiratory Therapists




Care Process Models are updated on a revision schedule. Primary files will always be the most current update. Previous revisions are available upon request from Children’s Mercy Library Services.

Algorithm revised: 8/2020; 5/2023


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