Linking Guidelines

General Site Policy
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) maintains a website under the domain Requests for links from the AANA site to another website should be submitted in writing to the AANA Web Editor. Some content must be submitted to the AANA Executive Director for approval before inclusion on the AANA site. Website design and maintenance of the AANA website and all links are handled by the Communications and Information Services areas. For further information about the AANA website or to request a link in writing, please write to:
Web Editor, Attn: Link Request
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068

External Linking
AANA reserves the right to reject any request for an external link from its website. Generally, AANA accepts links to AANA committees, other AANA-related organizations and foundations, and AANA state associations. AANA may consider special link requests from:
  • Sites that provide information that is related to anesthesia or the profession of nurse anesthesia, including patient-centered anesthesia sites.
  • Sites that provide information that is of benefit to patients receiving or anticipating an anesthetic or undergoing or anticipating a surgical procedure.
  • Reference or healthcare database websites.
  • Other nursing groups and healthcare organizations.
In establishing an external link, the AANA requires that:
  • The sponsor’s policies do not conflict with the philosophy, objectives or mission of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
  • The sponsor’s site is not deemed inappropriate by AANA.
Responsibility for Content at other websites
AANA provides links to websites as a convenience to members and other users of its website. By establishing a hyperlink with any external organization, it should not be implied that such linkage constitutes endorsement or support by AANA of any such entity. Moreover, AANA cannot assume responsibility for material posted at other websites.
Linking to AANA website
The dynamics of the Internet allow for infinite links from one website to another without a site host being aware of the link from another site. Therefore, AANA cannot be responsible for content on any website connected via hyperlink to the AANA website. Upon request, however, AANA will investigate links to its website and attempt to determine if they are inappropriate or contrary to AANA's objectives and mission. In such a case, AANA will attempt to have the link removed.
AANA is not responsible for a loss of link service and may discontinue a site link at any time.
Approved August 4, 2000
Revised: November 8, 2001
AANA Board of Directors