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)
    • Aldosterone
    • Renin
    • Angiotensinogen
    • Angiotensin II
    • Angiotensin I
  • Identify where in the cascade each of the following mediation classes works by clearly notating your diagram:
    • Renin inhibitor
    • ACE inhibitor
    • Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB)
    • Aldosterone inhibitor

Write a 90-word summary of your diagram.