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Professional Background:
Gary White, M.Ed., RRT, RPFT

Teaching Experience

2002 to present, Instructor, Program Director, Respiratory Care Program, Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington

1992 to 2002, Instructor, Director of Clinical Education, Spokane Community College, Spokane Washington

1982-1992, Assistant Professor (Tenured), Director of Clinical Education, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

September 1981-August 1982, Part-time respiratory care laboratory instructor, Highline Community College, Midway, Washington

Clinical Experience:

July 1994 to 2007, supplemental respiratory care practitioner (RCP), Holy Family Hospital, Spokane, Washington

1998 to 2002, supplemental pulmonary function technologist, Doctors Klock and Whitehouse, PS, Spokane, Washington

June 1987-January 1990, supplemental ICU Therapist, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah

July 1978-August 1982, Staff Therapist, Centralia General Hospital, Centralia, Washington

December 1976 to June 1978, student respiratory therapist, Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Washington


Additional Study, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1987-1992,Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

Master of Education, 1985, Weber State College, Ogden, Utah, Magna Cum Laude

Associate of Applied Science, Respiratory Therapy, 1978, Highline Community College, Midway, Washington

Bachelor of Science, Biology minor Music, 1976, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington


Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT, # 9173)
Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT)
RCP, Washington State Department of Professional Licensing
American Heart Association BLS Instructor

Professional Affiliations:

Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 2007 to present, member Board of Directors and on-site visitor

American Association for Respiratory Care, past service on the education section's program committee

Respiratory Care Society of Washington, past board member and eastern chapter president


Respiratory Notes Respiratory Therapist's Pocket Guide, 2008, F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA

Pulmonary Function Notes, F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA, in production for release 2009

Basic Clinical Lab Competencies for Respiratory Care, 4th Ed., 2003, Delmar-Cengage Learning, Albany, NY

Equipment Theory for Respiratory Care, 4th Ed., 2005, Delmar-Cengage Learning, Albany, NY

Clinical Applications of Mechanical Ventilation, 3rd Edition, 2006, Chang, David W., Contributor, Delmar-Cengage Learning, Albany, NY

"Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics Curriculum at Spokane Community College", Diagnostics Bulletin, Issue No., AARC, Dallas TX, 1998

AARC TIMES, "Retooling An Educational Program to Meet the needs of the Future", Daedalus Enterprises, Inc., Dallas, Texas, May 1995

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