Wow, thanks SouthernPoint for the information. I was working in a pre surgical area and ALL of the nurses pull the whole amount, give 1/4 or 1/2 of the med, label it, and pocket it for future use. If the pt doesn't require anymore and/or leaves for the OR, THEN the left over medication is wasted. An RN is asked to sign in, then the "wasting" RN chooses the pt names and completes the waste. The way we have been doing this, the RN originally pulling the med isn't getting credit for "wasting" the unused portion. They are actually witnessing it, not wasting it after the fact. Sounds like much education is needed there.