Faculty Detail

Amy M Karch, MS, RN

Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
Amy M Karch

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
Work: 275-8901
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Education

MS, 1974. St, Louis University, St. Louis, MO, US

BS, 1971. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

Experience

Faculty Appointments: 6/2006 - Current. Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 8/1998 - 6/2006. Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing. University of Rochester (Pharmacology, pathophysiology, and physiology). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 9/1994 - 8/1997. Director of Applied Science, Lecturer in Nursing. Nazareth College. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 5/1976 - 8/1985. Assistant Professor of Nursing. University of Rochester (Medical Nursing). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 8/1974 - 8/1985. Clinician II in Medical Nursing. University of Rochester (Medical Nursing). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 5/1976 - 5/1978. Associate Clinical Chief for Medical Nursing Practice. University of Rochester (Medical Nursing). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 8/1974 - 5/1976. Instructor in Nursing. University of Rochester (Medical). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 12/1973 - 7/1974. Clinical Specialist. Washington University (Cardiology). St. Louis, MO, US.

Professional Experience: 7/1971 - 7/1972. Staff Nurse. Fairfax Hospital (MICU/CCU). Falls Church, VA, US.

: 1/1986 - 8/1994. Lecturer in Nursing. Nazareth College. Rochester, NY, US.

: 7/1972 - 11/1973. Critical Care Instructor, Staff nurse. Jewish Hospital of St. Louis (Cardiology). St. Louis, MO, US.

Publications

Karch, AM. (n.d.). 2017 Lippincott's Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses..

Karch, AM. (n.d.). Preventing Medication Errors: The Missing Link. American Nurse.

Karch, AM. (n.d.). Focus on Nursing Pharmacology, 7th ed..

Karch, A. (2015). Preventing medication errors by empowering patients. American Nurse Today, 10 (9), 18-23.

Karch, AM. (2015). 2016 Lippincott Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses. Wolters Kluwer.

Karch, AM. (2015). 2015 Lippinott's Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses..

Karch, Amy. (2014). 2015 Lippincott's Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses..

Karch, AM. (2014). The Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (2013). Focus on Nursing Pharmacology, 6th ed..

Karch, AM. (2013). 2014 Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses..

Karch, Amy M. (2013). Advocating for patients in an era of drug-delivery problems . American Nurse Today, 8 (7), 24-29.

Karch, AM. (2013). 2014 Lippincott Nurses Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (2012). Focus on Nursing Pharmacology, 6th ed..

Karch, AM. (2012). Pharmacology Review: Drugs that alter coagulation: an update. American Nurse Today, 7 (11), 26-31.

Karch, AM. (2012). 2013 Lippincott Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses..

Karch AM. (2012). 2013 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Athilingam, P., Munro, C, D'aoust, R, Karch, A and Chen, L. (2012). Cognitive protection by angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors in heart failure. International Journal of Nursing Science, 2 (3), 14-22.

Karch, AM. (2011). 2012 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (2010). 2011 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (2009). Focus on Nursing Pharmacology, 5th ed..

Karch, AM. (2009). 2010 Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, Amy M.. (2008). Focus on Nursing Pharmacology, 4th..

Karch, AM. (2008). What drugs are you on?. AJN, 2008 (9), 80.

Karch, AM. (2008). Waste not, want not. AJN, 2008 (7), 86.

Karch, AM. (2008). 2009 Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (2008). Making the Right Connection. AJN, 2008 (3), 72.

Karch, AM. (2007). 2008 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Graham-Knight, D., Karch, AM. (2007). Pharm Party. AJN, 2007 (12), 79.

Karch, AM. (2006). Practice Errors: "The Gray Areas of the Black Box Warning". AJN (6), 77-78.

Karch, AM. (2006). 2007 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (2006). Practice Errors: "Vincristine: Right Drug, Wrong Route". AJN (1), 31-32.

Karch, AM. (2006). Practice Errors: . AJN (1), 31-2.

Karch, M.. (2005). Focus on Nursing Pharmacology, 3rd..

Karch, AM. (2005). Practice Errors: "Not All Brands are Created Equal". AJN, 8, 36-7.

Karch, AM. (2005). 2006 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (2005). Practice Errors: . AJN (10), 33-4.

Karch, AM. (2005). Practice Errors: "A Cognitive Conundrum". AJN (10), 33-4.

Karch, AM. (2004). Practice Errors: "Don't Get Burned by the MRI". AJN, 104 (8), 31.

Karch, AM. (2004). Practice Errors: "A Needling Problem". AJN, 104 (4), 81.

Karch, AM. (2004). Practice Errors: "What's Wrong with U". AJN, 104 (6), 65.

Karch, AM. (2004). Practice Errors: "Bad Blood". AJN, 104 (2), 38.

Karch, AM. (2004). Practice Errors: "The Grapefruit Challenge". AJN (12), 33-4.

Karch, AM. (2004). Practice Errors: "On the Rebound". AJN, 104 (10), 73.

Karch, AM. (2004). 2005 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2003). Practice Errors: "When weekly drugs are given daily". AJN, 103 (4), 101.

Karch, Amy M.. (2003). Drug Guide..

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2003). Practice Errors: "Acetaminophen's Hidden Dangers. AJN, 103 (2), 101.

Karch, AM. (2003). 2004 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2003). Practice Errors: "Looks can be deceiving". AJN, 103 (10), 71.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2003). Practice Errors: "Not so fast!". AJN, 103 (8), 71.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2003). Practice Errors: "It was a shock". AJN, 103 (8), 71.

Karch, Amy M.. (2002). Study guide for the Focus on Pharmacology, 2 ed..

Karch, AM. (2002). Lippincott Guide to Preventing Medication Errors..

Karch AM and Fred E. Karch. (2002). Practice Errors: "Lantus or lente?". AJN, 102 (8), 23.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2002). Practice Errors: "When it's time to clean out the medicine cabinet". AJN, 102 (2), 23.

Karch, Amy M.. (2002). Focus on Nursing Pharmacology, 2 ed..

Karch, AM. (2002). 2003 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2002). Practice Errors: "Double dosing". AJN, 102 (10), 23.

Karch, AM. (2001). 2002 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (2001). Practice Errors: "Let the Buyer Beware". AJN, 101 (2), 24.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2001). Practice Errors: "The naked decimal point". AJN, 101 (12), 24.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2001). Practice Errors: "Take part in the solution". AJN, 101 (10), 25.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2001). "Clean vs. Sterile". AJN, 101 (4), 24.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2001). Practice Errors: "When the patient knows best". AJN, 101 (8), 25.

Karch Amy M and Fred E Karch. (2000). New drugs, new effects, new problems. AJN, 100 (8), 24.

Karch, Amy M.. (2000). Focus on Pharmacology..

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2000). When a Blood Pressure Isn't Routine. AJN.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2000). A rose by any other name may not smell as sweet. AJN, 100 (5), 24.

Karch, Amy M.. (2000). Instructor's Manual for Focus on Pharmacology..

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2000). A hard pill to swallow. AJN, 100 (4), 25.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2000). Practice Errors: "A spoonful of medicine". AJN, 100 (8), 24.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2000). Troubleshooting insulin self-administration. AJN, 100 (7), 24.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2000). AJN. Cutting if Close.

Dejong, Marla and Karch, Amy. (2000). Critical Care Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (2000). 2001 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (2000). What Did You Say. AJN, 100 (4), 25.

Karch, AM. (1999). 2000 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Richards, J and Lane Creamer, coordinated by Amy M. Karch. (1999). Solving the Microgram/kilogram Puzzle. AJN.

Karch, AM. (1999). Chapter 25: Drugs Affecting Respiratory Disorders, Chapter 28: Drugs for Treating the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract, Chapter 29: Drugs for Treating Lower Gastrointestinal Tract, Chapter 30: Drugs Affecting Pituitary, Thyroid and Parathyroid Function; Chapter 39: Major Antibacterial Drugs; Chapter 40: Miscellaneous Antibacterial Drugs. Appendix C: Nursing Management of Patients Receiving Enteral Therapy, Appendix D: Nursing Management of Patients Receiving Parenteral Therapy, Appendix E: Nursing Management of Patients Receiving Antidotes, Appendix F: Nursing Management of Patients Receiving Immunizations. In Cleveland et al. Nursing Management in Drug Therapy.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (1999). Like Taking a Vitamin. AJN.

Karch, AM and Fred E. Karch. (1999). A Walk in the Herb Garden. AJN.

Karch, AM. (1998). 1999 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Baily, Katharine with A. Karch, consultant. (1997). Psychotropic Drug Facts..

Karch, AM. (1997). 1998 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (1996). 1997 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (1996). 1997 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (1995). 1996 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide..

Karch, AM. (1995). Pain, pills and possibilities: pharmacotherapy of peripheral vascular disease. ACCN Clinical Issues, 6 (4), 614-30.

Karch, AM. (1992). Handbook of drugs and the nursing process, 2nd edition..

Karch, AM and Kent, N.. (1990). Incorporating physiology content into a graduate level nursing program. Nursing Outlook, 38, 178-80.

Karch, AM; Boyd, E.. (1989). Handbook of drugs and the nursing process..

Shlafer, M and Marieb, E.. (1989). Thyroid and parathyroid hormones and antithyroid drugs - Chapter 46. Androgens and anabolic steroids - Chapter 47. The Nurse, Pharmacology, and Drug Therapy.

Baggs, J; Karch, AM. (1987). Sexual counseling of women with coronary artery disease. Heart and Lung, 16 (2), 154-9.

Karch, AM & Boyd, E.. (1985). Instructor's Manual for Pharmacology and drug therapy in nursing..

Boyd, E. and Karch, A. with Weiner, MB; Pepper, GA (eds.). (1985). Unit III: Neurotransmission and the autonomic nervous system - Chapters 10-16. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Nursing, 2nd ed.

Rodman, M.; Karch, AM; Boyd, E.; & Smith, D.. (1985). Pharmacology and drug therapy in nursing, 3rd edition..

Karch, AM. (1981). Cardiac care: A guide for patient education..

Karch, AM. (1980). Book review: Nurses Drug Reference. Journal of Practical Nursing, 30, 34.

Karch, AM. (1980). Aspirin: Miracle drug or potential problem. Journal of Practical Nursing, 30, 25-26, 40-44.

Karch, AM & Karch, FE. (1980). Nurses handbook of drug interactions..

Karch, AM. (1980). Concurrent nursing audit: Quality assurance in action..

Karch, FE; Karch, AM. (1979). Clinically important drug interactions. Nurses' Drug Alert, 3 (4), 25-40.

Karch, AM. (1979). Mixing drugs may be hazardous to your patient's health. Journal of Practical Nursing, 29, 18-20.

Karch, AM; Karch, FE. (1978). Clinically important drug interactions. Nurses' Drug Alert, 2 (4), 25-40.

Karch, AM. (1976). This assessment habit can save lives. RN, 39 (3), 42-44.

Karch, A.. (1976). Nursing Assessment. Critical Care Update, 3 (12), 5-14.

Karch, AM. (1973). You and your heart: A guide to patient teaching..

Presentations

UR Masters Program: Pharmacology Update, 2016. 2016.
Preceptor Workshop, University of Rochester

The human animal connection.
Vet tech class, Medaille College

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Preceptor Workshop, UofR Masters Program: Pharmacology Update, 2015. 2015.

Pharmacology Update, 2014.
Preceptor Workshop, UofR Masters Program

Asthma Update.
Preceptors Workshop, UofR Masters Program

Pharmacology of Systemic Drugs.
Annual Regional Conference, Dermatological Nurses Assoc

New Drugs .
Annual teaching day, UofR Preceptor Workshop

Preventing Medication Errors.
Lunch meeting, Retired Professionals Society

Systemic Agent Monitoring.
NP Forum, Dermatological Nurses Assoc

Preventing Medication Errors: The Missing Link.
Lecture Series, Torch Club

Pharmacokinetics of Systemic Agents.
NP Forum, Dermatology Nurses Association

Systemic Agent Monitoring.
General assembly, DNA

Understanding the Human Body for Nonmedical People.
8 part Continuing Education Series, OCDUS. Johnson & Johnson

Human anatomy and physiology: Applying the concepts.
8 session lecture series, Carestream Health

Life after the Cox-2s; Controlling Pain.
Masters Preceptors Conference

State of the Science: Medication Errors.

Using a Drug Guide in Practice.
HCR Nurse Leaders, HCR Office

Transition from CCU to Step-down.
Conference on Spirituality, Genesee Hospital Critical Care

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias.
Advanced Arrhythmias Course, American Heart Association

Teaching the Teacher to Teach.
Park Ridge Nsg. Leaders

Cardiogenic Shock.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association

The Heart.
Brighton Central Schools

Teaching Cardiac Patients.
ACCN

The Heart.
Brighton Central Schools

Physiology of Cholesterol, Women and Heart Disease.
Teaching Day for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association

Nursing - Where are we headed?.
Nursing Honor Society, Nazareth College

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias.
Advanced Arrythmia Course, American Heart Association

Publication - To Fear or Not to Fear.
Nursing Leadership Group, Rochester General Hospital

HDL, LDL, YDL's.
Women and Heart Disease, American Heart Association

The Heart.
Brighton Central Schools

Holistic Patient Assessment.
SUNY Brockport

Neurophysiology.
CCRN Review Course, Rochester AACN

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias.
Advanced Arrythmia COurse, American Heart Association

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association

Risk factors and heart disease.

Writing ...Books.
at Genesee Hospital, Organization of Nurse Administrators

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias.
Advanced Arrhythmia Course, American Heart Association

Pharmacology of cardiac drugs.
Basic Coronary Care Course, American Heart Association

Neurophysiology.
CCRN Review Course, Rochester ACCN

Basic anatomy and physiology of the heart.
Basic Coronary Care Course, Park Ridge Hospital

Risk Factors, Heart Health - Risky Business.
Teaching Day for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association

Cardiogenic Shock.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association

Pharmacology for the Nurse Practitioner.
Rochester General Hospital

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias.
Advanced Arrhythmia Course, American Heart Association

Teaching the Teacher to Teach.
ACLS - Physician Instructor, American Heart Association

Physiology of Cholesterol, What's the Beef About Cholesterol?.
Teaching Day for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias.
Advanced Arrhythmia Course, American Heart Association

Having It All.
Nurse Appreciation Day, Park Ridge Hospital

Drugs and Your Health.
Community Education Program, Park Ridge Hospital

The Heart.
Brighton Central Schools

Cardiogenic Shock.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, Parkridge Hospital

Stages pf Recovery, MI and teaching; Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Teaching Days for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association

Understanding Your Heart.
Woman's Health Center, Highland Hospital

HDL, LDL, YDL's.
Fitness Center

Cardiogenic Shock.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association

Cardiac Assessment, Assessment Day - the Heart.
Teaching Days for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Assocation

Holistic Patient Assessment.
SUNY Brockport

The Process of Patient Teaching - Home Care.
Regional Visiting Nurses Association

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association

Stages of Phases of Patient Teaching, Patient Teaching.
Teaching Days for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias.
Advanced Arrhythmia Course, American Heart Association

Cardiogenic Shock.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association

Holistic Patient Assessment.
SUNY Brockport

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association

Teaching Cardiac Patients.
Strong Memorial Hospital

HDL, LDL, YDL's.
JCC of Rochester

Teaching Cardiac Patients.
Strong Memorial Hospital

Holistic Patient Assessment.
SUNY Brockport

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart.
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association

Clinical Physiology of Trauma.
Strong Memorial Hospital

Physiology of Stress, Clinical Application.
Strong Memorial Hospital

Physiology of Stress.
Surgical Nursing Seminar, University of Rochester

Pharmacology Update: Clinically Important Drug Interactions.
Finger Lakes Community College

Pharmacology Update: Clinically Important Drug Interactions.
Genesee Community College

Pharmacology Update: Clinically Important Drug Interactions.
Monroe Community College

Developing a Concurrent Nursing Audit.
Strong Memorial Hospital

Teaching Nursing Assessment.
SUNY Brockport

Nursing Assessment.
Genesee Community College

Nursing Diagnosis.
University of Rochester

Nursing Assessment.
Genesee Community College

The Heart.
Brighton Central Schools

Advanced Nursing Assessment.
Genesee Community College

Advanced Nursing Practice.
University of Rochester

Advanced Nursing Practice.
University of Rochester

Patient Teaching Aids.
Teaching Days for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association

Development and Operation of a Cardiac Education Program; Panel Discussion; Case Vignettes - teaching situations.
American Academy of Chest Physicians

Nursing the Difficult Patient.
Genesee Community College

Nursing Assessment.
Genesee Community College

Patient Education: Focus the Cardiac Pt.
Genesee Community College

Nursing Audit - a Possibility.
Staff Development Conference, Strong Memorial Hospital

Nursing Assessment.
Noyes Memorial Hospital

Nursing Assessment.
Genesee Community College

Assessment Skills.
St Mary's Hospital

Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart.
Rochester Regional Continuing Education Series

Advanced Nursing Practice.
University of Rochester

Nursing Assessment.
Genesee Community College

Primary Nursing.
Rochester Regional Continuing Education Series

Concurrent Nursing Audit.
Genesee Valley Nurses' Association

Care and Treatment of Hypertension.
Monroe County Public Health Education Series

Assessment Skills.
St. Mary's Hospital

Coronary Physiology; Risk Factors in CHD.
13th Annual Nurses Seminar, Western Maryland Heart Association

Nursing Diagnosis.
Quality Care Conference, University of Rochester

Stages of Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Genesee Valley Nurses' Association

Stages of Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Teaching Days for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association

Assessment Skills for Practicing Nurses.
Jewish Hospital of St. Louis

The Failure-Shock Syndrome Following Acute MI.
American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Awards

Josephine Craytor Education Award.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2012

M.E. Clark Pioneer in Nursing Award.
SMH Nursing, 2009

NY Professional Advancement Award.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2005

Faculty Hero Award.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2004

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2004

Dean's Award for Excellence.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2001

NYS Distinguished Service Award.
NYS Parent Teacher Association, 1999

GSO Award for Excellence in Teaching.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 1985

Nurse Scholar Award.
American Nurses' Foundation, 1982

Research Grant.
American Nurses' Foundation, 1976

Nurse Research Grant.
American Heart Association, 1976

Federal Nurse Traineeship.
NIH, 1973

Federal Nurse Traineeship.
NIH, 1972

Memberships

National League for Nursing

American Heart Association, Chairman, Community Education Committee

Sigma Theta Tau

American Nurses Association

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Community Service

Rochester Hope for Pets, Board of Directors

PGA, Volunteer Chairman

Brighton Education, Trustee

Brighton PTSA, Local to state support and advocacy, School chair to President