Hypertension is one of the most common chronic diseases you will diagnose and manage as NPs. The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is the main regulator of blood pressure and several drug classes work on this cascade. The JNC-8 EBP guidelines will be your gold standard for blood pressure management.
Conduct a search using Access® on JNC-8 Lipid and RAAS guidelines.
Create a diagram showing the RAAS cascade using standard flowchart symbols (boxes, shapes, and arrows). Include the following in your diagram:
Identify the proper organs that are part of the RAAS cascade.
Insert the following terms in the proper location within the cascade.
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)
Identify where in the cascade each of the following mediation classes works by clearly notating your diagram:
Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB)
Write a 90-word summary of your diagram.