A medical slang term originating out of Boston. This technique was pioneered by and named for a medical professional in the longwood medical area of Boston. A Caitlin A is by definition stimulation of the face with a hand, specific attention should be paid to the right and left eyebrow. This technique is used to wake up and potentially change the behavior of patients. The eyebrow stimulation is thought to stimulate neurological pathways furthering the aim of the professional applying this technique.
Nurse Caitlin preformed a Caitlin A on the patient in order to alter his behavior.
by Dr. echo April 26, 2012