ArticleAcute respiratory tract infections: When are antibiotics indicated?Werner, Karen PhD, CHES; Deasy, JoAnn PA-C, MPH Author Information Karen Werner is a consultant on various projects for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. She was contracted through Medical Staffing Network to work on the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign at the time this article was written. JoAnn Deasy is on the faculty of Pace University Physician Assistant Program, New York, New York. They have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article. JAAPA 22(4):p 22-26, April 2009. Buy Abstract The appropriate use of antibiotics is an important tool in the battle against antibiotic resistance. PAs can educate themselves and their patients about when to use these drugs. © 2009 American Academy of Physician Assistants.