What has prompted this requested change (Rad. Nurses checking on the daily drainage rather than the floor RNs)? Why is the present system not good enough? (is it a billing issue? r/t turf?? i.e., IR wants to be the one to d/c the drain, doesn't want the ordering MD to assume that responsibility)
Perhaps if you knew his rationale you and the other nurse(s) could brainstorm another solution for the perceived problem.
You will need an order in order to remove the drain.
Don't know if you need BOTH to write an order, seems redundant.
If ordering MD writes order to d/c drain, you could just run it by IR: "Dr. T wrote for the drain on Mrs. N to be d/c'd, so I'll be going up to remove it later"
It would be more clear if only ONE MD were responsible for writing the order to d/c.
Seems if the floor RNs do the daily I/Os ANYWAY, why repeat the process by having the Rad. Nurses go up and do the same???
Not working in your facility, nor knowing how things are run/the lay of the land, it's a little difficult to offer much more.