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Clinical Pathways promote evidence based, safe, and high-value care for patients by providing clinical recommendations and standard processes. They are developed by multidisciplinary committees of subject matter experts, informed by methodical review of available evidence and consensus among committee members. 
Clinical Pathway: 

Inclusion criteria

  • Inclusion: 
    • Infants and children with micrognathia and any of the following:
      • Stertor/stridor/increased work of breathing when supine 
      • Feeding difficulty 

Committee members involved in the development: 

  • Zarmina Ehsan, MD | Pulmonology | Committee Chair 
  • Bonnie Sullivan, MD | Clinical Genetics | Committee Member 
  • Daniel Jensen, MD | Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) | Committee Member 
  • Jeffrey Goldstein, MD | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery | Committee Member 
  • Julie Weiner, DO | Neonatology | Committee Member 
  • Cristine Mills, MSN, RN, NNP-BC | Neonatology | Committee Member

EBP Committee Members:

  • Todd Glenski, MD, MSHA, FASA | Anesthesiology, Evidence Based Practice 
  • Kelli Ott, OTD, OTR/L | Evidence Based Practice 

Publication dates: 

  • Finalized date: 05/2023 
  • Next expected revision date: 05/2026 

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These pathways 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 a pathway for each. Accordingly, these pathways should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.