UC Irvine Health Affairs
 
 
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Jun Balba

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(Left to Right) Mark Barnes (co-founder of DAISY Foundation), Karen Grimley, CNO, Jun Balba, Bonnie Barnes (co-founder), Terry Belmont, CEO 

CN IV, PICC Line RN

I am very fearful of needles and was told I have to have a PICC line placed.  Jun made a big difference.  I usually stare at a spot on the ceiling.  Jun told me to look at his eyes and breathe in and out with him while he was doing the PICC line.  This made a huge difference!  He helped me to be positive and lowered my stress about the needle.  People like him are obviously motivated internally by wanting to help people…One of the things that Jun did that helped; on my PICC line bandage his drew two “faces”.  He said one was his smiling face the other was mine.  He said “this is me smiling at you” and he wanted to see a smile on my face every day!

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