Cardiac Medications and the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

Author(s): Kiersten Henry

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Aug 15, 2026

Topics: Cardiovascular, Medication Management

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session reviews the management of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) in regard to myocardial infarction, heart failure and hypertension. The physiology and pharmacologic management of the RAAS is reviewed. Pharmacology, indications, contraindications, adverse reactions and nursing considerations are presented. Relevant clinical trials for each class of medications are reviewed to illustrate evidence-based utilization.


  • Identify the role of the RAAS in the progression of cardiac disease.
  • Discuss the indications for medications affecting the RAAS.
  • Consider the nursing implications for each class of medications that modify the RAAS, including side effects and monitoring parameters.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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