Professional Experience
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 6/2006 - Current

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faculty Hero Award
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

Nurse Research Grant
American Heart Association, 1976

Research Grant
American Nurses' Foundation, 1976

Federal Nurse Traineeship
NIH, 1973

Federal Nurse Traineeship
NIH, 1972

Presentations
The human animal connection
Vet tech class, Medaille College, 2016
Rochester, New York

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

Pharmacology Update, 2014
Preceptor Workshop, UofR Masters Program, 2014
Rochester, New York

Asthma Update
Preceptors Workshop, UofR Masters Program, 2013
Rochester, New York

Pharmacology of Systemic Drugs
Annual Regional Conference, Dermatological Nurses Assoc, 2013
Rochester, New York

New Drugs
Annual teaching day, UofR Preceptor Workshop, 2012
Rochester, New York

Preventing Medication Errors
Lunch meeting, Retired Professionals Society, 2012
Rochester, New York

Preventing Medication Errors: The Missing Link
Lecture Series, Torch Club, 2010
Rochester, New York

Systemic Agent Monitoring
NP Forum, Dermatological Nurses Assoc, 2010
Orlando, Florida

Systemic Agent Monitoring
General assembly, DNA, 2010
Orlando, Florida

Pharmacokinetics of Systemic Agents
NP Forum, Dermatology Nurses Association, 2010
Orlando, Florida

Understanding the Human Body for Nonmedical People
8 part Continuing Education Series, OCDUS. Johnson & Johnson, 2009
Rochester, New York

Human anatomy and physiology: Applying the concepts
8 session lecture series, Carestream Health, 2007
Rochester, New York

Life after the Cox-2s; Controlling Pain
Masters Preceptors Conference, 2005
Rochester, New York

State of the Science: Medication Errors
, 2004
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Using a Drug Guide in Practice
HCR Nurse Leaders, HCR Office, 2000
Rochester, New York

Transition from CCU to Step-down
Conference on Spirituality, Genesee Hospital Critical Care, 1994
New York

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias
Advanced Arrhythmias Course, American Heart Association, 1994

Teaching the Teacher to Teach
Park Ridge Nsg. Leaders, 1994
Rochester, New York

Cardiogenic Shock
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, 1994
Rochester, New York

The Heart
Brighton Central Schools, 1994
Rochester, New York

Teaching Cardiac Patients
ACCN, 1993
Albion, New York

The Heart
Brighton Central Schools, 1993
Rochester, New York

Physiology of Cholesterol, Women and Heart Disease
Teaching Day for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association, 1993
Rochester, New York

Nursing - Where are we headed?
Nursing Honor Society, Nazareth College, 1992
Rochester, New York

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias
Advanced Arrythmia Course, American Heart Association, 1992

Publication - To Fear or Not to Fear
Nursing Leadership Group, Rochester General Hospital, 1992
Rochester, New York

HDL, LDL, YDL's
Women and Heart Disease, American Heart Association, 1992
Rochester, New York

The Heart
Brighton Central Schools, 1992
Rochester, New York

Holistic Patient Assessment
SUNY Brockport, 1991
Brockport, New York

Neurophysiology
CCRN Review Course, Rochester AACN, 1991
Rochester, New York

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias
Advanced Arrythmia COurse, American Heart Association, 1991

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, 1991
Rochester, New York

Risk factors and heart disease
, 1990
Rochester, New York

Writing ...Books
at Genesee Hospital, Organization of Nurse Administrators, 1990
Rochester, New York

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias
Advanced Arrhythmia Course, American Heart Association, 1990

Pharmacology of cardiac drugs
Basic Coronary Care Course, American Heart Association, 1990
Rochester, New York

Neurophysiology
CCRN Review Course, Rochester ACCN, 1990
Rochester, New York

Basic anatomy and physiology of the heart
Basic Coronary Care Course, Park Ridge Hospital, 1990
Rochester, New York

Risk Factors, Heart Health - Risky Business
Teaching Day for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association, 1990
Rochester, New York

Cardiogenic Shock
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, 1989
Rochester, New York

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, 1989
Rochester, New York

Pharmacology for the Nurse Practitioner
Rochester General Hospital, 1989
Rochester, New York

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias
Advanced Arrhythmia Course, American Heart Association, 1989

Teaching the Teacher to Teach
ACLS - Physician Instructor, American Heart Association, 1988
Rochester, New York

Physiology of Cholesterol, What's the Beef About Cholesterol?
Teaching Day for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association, 1988
Rochester, New York

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, 1988
Rochester, New York

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, 1988
Rochester, New York

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias
Advanced Arrhythmia Course, American Heart Association, 1988

Drugs and Your Health
Community Education Program, Park Ridge Hospital, 1988
Rochester, New York

Having It All
Nurse Appreciation Day, Park Ridge Hospital, 1988
Rochester, New York

The Heart
Brighton Central Schools, 1988
Rochester, New York

Cardiogenic Shock
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, Parkridge Hospital, 1987
Rochester, New York

Stages pf Recovery, MI and teaching; Cardiac Rehabilitation
Teaching Days for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association, 1987
Rochester, New York

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, 1987
Rochester, New York

Understanding Your Heart
Woman's Health Center, Highland Hospital, 1987
Rochester, New York

HDL, LDL, YDL's
Fitness Center, 1987
Rochester, New York

Cardiogenic Shock
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, 1986
Rochester, New York

The Process of Patient Teaching - Home Care
Regional Visiting Nurses Association, 1986
Rochester, New York

Cardiac Assessment, Assessment Day - the Heart
Teaching Days for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Assocation, 1986
Rochester, New York

Holistic Patient Assessment
SUNY Brockport, 1986
Brockport, New York

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, 1986
Rochester, New York

Stages of Phases of Patient Teaching, Patient Teaching
Teaching Days for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association, 1986
Rochester, New York

Physiology of Advanced Arrhythmias
Advanced Arrhythmia Course, American Heart Association, 1986

Cardiogenic Shock
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, 1985
Rochester, New York

Holistic Patient Assessment
SUNY Brockport, 1985
Brockport, New York

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, 1985
Rochester, New York

Teaching Cardiac Patients
Strong Memorial Hospital, 1985
Rochester, New York

HDL, LDL, YDL's
JCC of Rochester, 1985
Rochester, New York

Teaching Cardiac Patients
Strong Memorial Hospital, 1985
Rochester, New York

Holistic Patient Assessment
SUNY Brockport, 1984
Brockport, New York

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Advanced Coronary Care, American Heart Association, 1984
Rochester, New York

Clinical Physiology of Trauma
Strong Memorial Hospital, 1984
Rochester, New York

Physiology of Stress, Clinical Application
Strong Memorial Hospital, 1984
Rochester, New York

Physiology of Stress
Surgical Nursing Seminar, University of Rochester, 1983
Rochester, New York

Pharmacology Update: Clinically Important Drug Interactions
Finger Lakes Community College, 1982
Rochester, New York

Pharmacology Update: Clinically Important Drug Interactions
Genesee Community College, 1982
Rochester, New York

Pharmacology Update: Clinically Important Drug Interactions
Monroe Community College, 1982
Rochester, New York

Developing a Concurrent Nursing Audit
Strong Memorial Hospital, 1981
Rochester, New York

Nursing Assessment
Genesee Community College, 1981
Batavia, New York

Teaching Nursing Assessment
SUNY Brockport, 1981
Brockport, New York

Nursing Diagnosis
University of Rochester, 1981
Rochester, New York

Nursing Assessment
Genesee Community College, 1980
Batavia, New York

The Heart
Brighton Central Schools, 1980
Rochester, New York

Advanced Nursing Assessment
Genesee Community College, 1980
Batavia, New York

Advanced Nursing Practice
University of Rochester, 1979
Rochester, New York

Patient Teaching Aids
Teaching Days for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association, 1979
Rochester, New York

Development and Operation of a Cardiac Education Program; Panel Discussion; Case Vignettes - teaching situations
American Academy of Chest Physicians, 1979
Houston, Texas

Nursing Assessment
Genesee Community College, 1979
Batavia, New York

Nursing the Difficult Patient
Genesee Community College, 1979
Batavia, New York

Patient Education: Focus the Cardiac Pt.
Genesee Community College, 1979
New York

Nursing Audit - a Possibility
Staff Development Conference, Strong Memorial Hospital, 1979
Rochester, New York

Nursing Assessment
Genesee Community College, 1979
Batavia, New York

Nursing Assessment
Noyes Memorial Hospital, 1979
Dansville, New York

Assessment Skills
St Mary's Hospital, 1978
Rochester, New York

Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Rochester Regional Continuing Education Series, 1978
Rochester, New York

Advanced Nursing Practice
University of Rochester, 1978
Rochester, New York

Nursing Assessment
Genesee Community College, 1978
Batavia, New York

Primary Nursing
Rochester Regional Continuing Education Series, 1978
Rochester, New York

Concurrent Nursing Audit
Genesee Valley Nurses' Association, 1978
New York

Care and Treatment of Hypertension
Monroe County Public Health Education Series, 1977
New York

Assessment Skills
St. Mary's Hospital, 1977
Rochester, New York

Coronary Physiology; Risk Factors in CHD
13th Annual Nurses Seminar, Western Maryland Heart Association, 1977
Maryland

Nursing Diagnosis
Quality Care Conference, University of Rochester, 1977
Rochester, New York

Stages of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Genesee Valley Nurses' Association, 1976
New York

Stages of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Teaching Days for Nurses, Genesee Valley Heart Association, 1975
Rochester, New York

Assessment Skills for Practicing Nurses
Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, 1974
St. Louis, Missouri

The Failure-Shock Syndrome Following Acute MI
American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 1974
St. Louis,, Missouri

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: "Vincristine: Right Drug, Wrong Route". AJN (1), 31-32.

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:. AJN (1), 31-2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (2003). 2004 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide. .

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

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

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

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). Study guide for the Focus on Pharmacology, 2 ed.. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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). Practice Errors: "The naked decimal point". AJN, 101 (12), 24.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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