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07 SUMMER 2013

Changing the Dialysis Experience

Are You Ready? No one is immune from natural disasters. Being prepared and having a plan before emergencies happen is important. In this issue, there are tips and reminders of what you can do to be as prepared as possible in the event of an emergency. However, we urge you to speak regularly with your dialysis support team about steps you can take to be ready should the unexpected happen.

dialysis team, there are many helpful agencies that have emergency preparedness resources. You may want to visit:

In addition to talking with your

Flexible Scheduling Since opening four years ago, Dialyspa has made flexible scheduling available to our patients. “At Dialyspa, we have the ability to accommodate, not only working patients, but also patients who have unexpected events in their lives. We all know that life never goes as planned.” says Ismael Reyes VP of Operations.

2453 South Braeswood, Suite 201 Houston, TX 77030


Cool Veggie Dip 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sour cream

2 Tbsp cucumber, chopped fine and patted dry 2 Tbsp green onion, chopped fine

2 Tbsp cup radish, finely chopped

2 Tbsp green pepper, chopped fine

1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash速 Original Herb Seasoning Cayenne pepper to taste

3 celery stalks, cut into sticks

2 medium carrots, cut into sticks 1 cucumber, sliced

1 medium green bell pepper, sliced 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced

1. Cut up celery, carrot, red and green peppers and cucumber for serving.

2. From the slices, dice enough cucumber, green onion, radish and green pepper to make 2 Tbsp. 3. In a large mixing bowl, place cream cheese, sour cream, 2 Tbsp chopped cucumber, 2 Tbsp chopped green onion, chopped radishes, green pepper and Mrs. Dash.

Nutrients per serving Calories 82 Protein 2 g Carbohydrates 5 g Fat 6 g Cholesterol 17 mg Sodium 58.5 mg Potassium 208 mg Phosphorus 42 mg Calcium 39 mg Fiber 1.2 g

4. Add cayenne pepper to taste.

5. Mix with an electric mixer on low speed, or by hand until well blended.

6. Place vegetables on a serving tray or scoop a serving size amount of dip in a cup and stand vegetables up for an easy single serve appetizer. Makes 10 servings with 2 tablespoons of dip and two or three pieces of each vegetable.

If I can not dialyze in the event of an unplanned emergency, what should I eat and drink?

Ask yo ur diet itian about your 3Day Emerg ency D iet Plan TO DAY!

We are proud to announce our Employee of the Quarter Kristine Catuiza, our Medical Center Administrative Assistant, has over eighteen years in the dialysis industry as a patient care technician and Administrative Assistant. She has been part of the Dialyspa family since December 2011. “When I got the news, I called my family and told them and they all said they were so happy and proud of me. I felt so honored that my peers voted for me. It was really a great feeling knowing they believe in what you do and accomplish. And I just want to say that all Dialyspa All Stars always go above and beyond.� says Catuiza about being named Employee of the Quarter.

Kristine Catuiza

Events at ® DIALYSPA

Follow Dialyspa for Event Updates

July 2013 11: Support Group: HEB (Louetta/249) 6-7 PM 18: Support Group: Medical Center: DARS 6-7 PM 25: Support Group: Woodlands: Transplant Patient 6-7 PM 30: Tomball Regional Hospital: Case Managers and Social Workers One Hour CEU Lunch

Monthly Kidney Support Groups are free and open to anyone wanting to connect with others interested in kidney health. Registration is not necessary.

August 2013

Please call to verify dates and times, as they are subject to change.

1: Support Group: Willowbrook: DARS: 6-7 PM 15: Support Group: NX Stage: Details to be Announced 22: Support Group: Woodlands: Medicare Benefits 6-7 PM

September 2013 05: Support Group: HEB (Louetta/249) 6-7 PM 19: Support Group: Medical Center: 6-7 PM 26: Support Group: Woodlands: DARS 6-7 PM

Open to All Professional Education

Contact Dialyspa Patients and Staff Jerilynn Jones at 713-218-6500 for more information about Dialyspa’s educational opportunities.

Emergency Contact List

Add this information to your emergency kit so that you have it handy in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. Talk to your dialysis support team about your personal emergency readiness plan.


DIALYSPA Main Number 713-218-6500


Emergency Contact Emergency Contact Name____________________________ 713-725-4547* Phone_____________________________________________ 210-625-1109* *In an emergency, try Pharmacy__________________________________________ texting if phone service is not available.



Pill or Capsule

Dosage (mg, gm, units)


Keep a Week’s Supply of Prescriptions on Hand

Things to Remember If You Must Evacuate Put on your purple wrist band.

To Locate Open Clinics:

Take all medications and a list of prescriptions.

TEEC Hotline 1-866-407-ESRD

Bring your 3-day disaster diet foods.

Tell your emergency contact person and dialysis center about your plans to evacuate. Contact your dialysis provider to arrange alternative treatments if possible.

Did You Know? All three DIALYSPA速 centers have something that is very rare in the dialysis industry. All of our clinics are equipped with a powerful backup generator. In the event of a power outage, dialysis treatments can continue uninterrupted.

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Wear Your Purple Band! If you must evacuate your home, remember to put your BAND on your arm.

This band has important information about your health. Your dialysis center will provide you with your band. Show your band to emergency and shelter workers.

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Dialyspa Dialysis Summer 2013 Newsletter  

Dialyspa is an independent dialysis provider serving the Greater Houston area. With industry leading staffing ratios, flexible dialysis sch...